Server Team 20080715 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on July 16th, 2008 by Dave Walker

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

Add ‘status’ action to server init scripts

kirkland created a wiki page to keep track of the different packages that should implement a status action in their init script. He also added a recipe explaining how to implement a status action in an init script.

ACTION: kirkland to update the init script wiki page with a list of packages that should be fixed.


nxvl reported that the augeas package was published in the ubuntu archive. It was also accepted in Debian. The next step is to write more lenses. nxvl setup a wiki page to keep track of the lenses writing effort.

He also looked into the Model:Config project. He plans to package it once Augeas is supported.

Encrypted ~/Private Directory in Each User’s Home

kirkland reported that most of the MIRs had been written. He is also using an auth-client-config profile to setup the pam configuration correctly. He updated the testing instructions and is looking for more testers.

Migrate new installs and upgrades of client and server packages to use SSL v3 or TLS

ivoks made a list of packages that need their configuration updated. He added it to the wiki page.

There was some discussion about dropping support for sslv2 in the openssl package, rather than modifying each package. mathiaz suggested that it may be worth having a session about this proposal during next UDS or at least start a conversation on the ubuntu-devel mailing list.

Integration of SASL and Postfix

ivoks looked briefly into it: since postfix is jailed, giving access to the sasl daemon socket is the main issue (which is the same problem with Dovecot SASL).

ACTION: ivoks to discuss cyrus socket integration with lamont.

Review ServerGuide for Intrepid

sommer updated the samba section in the Ubuntu Server Guide. mathiaz looked into creating a bzr branch of the server guide after discussing with LaserJock about handling translations. He is still working on figuring out a simple workflow for new contributors.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 22nd at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.