Server Team 20090310 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Tue Mar 10 21:06:25 UTC 2009


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

==== Samba Bug Day ====

mathiaz reminded that next Thursday is dedicated to triaging samba bugs.
Ubuntu Server members are welcomed to join the effort and invited to join
#ubuntu-bugs to give a hand to bug triagers.

==== Postfix and Dovecot integration ====

ivoks wrote a blog post[1] about the dovecot/postfix integration.
mathiaz mentioned bug bug 339966 [2] reported by a user that had an
existing working dovecot server and installed the dovecot-postfix
package. That resulted in a broken system since his customized dovecot
configuration had been preempted by the default dovecot-postfix.conf
from the dovecot-postfix package. There was some discussion about how to
prevent that but no final solution has been found.


==== Exchange support for Evolution ====

ivoks made some tests with the new evolution-mapi plugin. Although the
openchange mapi clients are working evolution is unable to connect to the
exchange server. ivoks is not sure what the problem is - further debugging is

==== Support for likewise-open krb5 patch ====

mathiaz gave an update on the likewise-open patch he had applied to the krb5
package in Jaunty. One of the Debian maintainer contacted him to inquire about
the future of this patch. The upcoming version of MIT kerberos, 1.7, includes
a different implementation of the GSS service than the one provided by the
likewise-open patch. Implementations are API incompatible. The Debian
maintainer suggested to rework the patch to not change the public header and
include the types and prototypes in the likewise package instead. That would
give a better chance of avoiding supporting the additional public functions.

There was some discussion about whether likewise-open 5 would be included in
Jaunty (which is the main reason for including the krb5 patch in Jaunty).
Packages are almost ready but it's rather late in the release cycle to include
them in Jaunty.

==== Planet ubuntuserver ====

dantalizing mentioned he started to aggregate Ubuntu Server related blogs on
The Completely Unofficial Ubuntu Server Planet[3].


==== KVM backport in hardy ====

kirkland announced he had backported the userspace part of KVM 84 to hardy.
Packages are available in the ubuntu-virt team PPA[4]. Anyone having long-
standing issues with kvm-62 on hardy should try that package and let the
Ubuntu Server team know how it works in #ubuntu-virt.


==== QEMU 0.10.0 in Jaunty ====

kirkland reported that a new version of qemu (0.10.0) had been released
upstream. He plans to push it to jaunty if the Feature Freeze Exception is
accepted by the MOTU release team.

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

There was some discussion about the time of the meeting since it clashes with
the TB meeting and/or the Kernel Team meeting. It was decided to stick to
15:00 UTC.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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