Server Team 20090127 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Tue Jan 27 18:06:17 UTC 2009


Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with        
the irc logs here:        

==== SRU for ebox ====

mathiaz reported that ebox 0.12 had been uploaded to Jaunty. The intrepid SRU
process can be moved forward. Bug 273486, bug 255368 and bug 314606 are marked
Fix Released for Jaunty. The next step is to prepare debdiffs for the intrepid

ACTION: sommer to prepare new debdiffs for the ebox intrepid SRU.

==== ACL by default ====

ACTION: ivoks to create a wiki page to keep track of ACL support in packages.

==== DRBD in jaunty ====

ivoks announced that the drbd userspace tools had been merged in Jaunty. DRBD
8.3.0 is now working in Jaunty. mathiaz suggested to write up a wiki page to
outline testing instructions.

ACTION: ivoks to write a wiki page for conducting DRBD testing under

==== Screen profiles ====

kirkland stated that screen-profiles was in main as a Recommend from the
screen package. He also asked what should we do with the default
/etc/screenrc. After some discussion it was decided to implement a screen-
profile selector that would prompt the user to choose a screen profile the
first time screen is run. The workflow would be similar to the sensible-editor

nealmcb updated  the ServerGUI wiki page[1] with the latest information about
screen and screen-profiles.

ACTION: kirkland to implement a screen-profiles selection tool

ACTION: nealmcb to update the screen factoids


==== EtcUnderRevisionControl status ====

Koon gave a quick update on the  EtcUnderRevisionControl
specification[1]. The implementation is based on improving etckeeper and
its bzr plugin to be a little more user-friendly. Koon created an LP
project (etckeeper) as well as a LP team (~etckeeper) to organize work
done on this topic. He is waiting for the blueprint to be approved.

ACTION: dendrobates to review the etc-under-revision-control blueprint


==== Server Team Bug Days ====

zul asked if we should run Server Team bug days. mathiaz said that there had
been one Server Team Bug day organized almost 2 years ago. The next step would
be to get in touch with the Bug team to get a Server Team bug day setup.

==== Encrypted private/home with filename encryption available ====

kirkland announced that the new ecryptfs-utils-69 package enabled filename
encryption if the kernel supported it. This feature is only available on new
installs. kirkland is working on a script to handle live migration for
existing systems.

kirland mentioned that he'd like to get encrypted swap working. He hopes to
get a script in Jaunty to help setting up a system to use encrypted swap.
Chances to get this feature integrated in the installer for Jaunty are slim.

ACTION: kirkland to make a call for testing filename encryption via a blog

==== Agree on next meeting date and time ====

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 3rd at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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