Server Team 20090120 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on January 20th, 2009 by Dave Walker

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

Screen profiles

kirkland reported that he had uploaded a new version of the screen-profiles package to universe which changes the default escape sequence back to ctrl-a. nijaba also implemented a new functionality to allow to customize the escape sequence when choosing the screen profile. Now that the main inclusion report has been accepted kirkland is planning to seed the screen-profile by making it a dependency of the screen package.

kirkland plans to start a discussion about enabling screen by default on server installs. He will outline the implementation details in a post to the ubuntu-server mailing list to start gathering feedback on the idea.

ACTION: kirkland to seed screen-profiles in main as dependency of screen.

ACTION: kirkland to ask on ubuntu-server@ for screen by default on login.

ACTION: nijaba to provide a way to customize the escape sequence when configuring screen profiles.

SRU for ebox

sommer and foolano reported that the SRU for intrepid is waiting for the upload of new packages to jaunty. Bugs have been filed and added to the universe sponsorship queue.

ACTION: mathiaz to look into ebox packages for jaunty sponsoring.

MySQL 5.1 in jaunty

mathiaz looked into the state of the mysql-dsfg-5.1 package in jaunty. For now mysql-server-5.1 is not installable because the skip-bdb option is used in the configuration file (which is part of the mysql-common (from mysql-dfsg-5.0) package). He also asked the Debian MySQL maintainers about their plans: Lenny will ship 5.0 while the next Debian release would ship 5.1 only. As a consequence they don’t have a huge interest in supporting both 5.0 and 5.1 in the archive. mathiaz added that doing so in a way similar to postgresql packages would require a significant amount of work on both mysql-dfsg-5.{01} packages. Implementing such an infrastructure would lead to being able to run both 5.0 and 5.1 at the same time in one system.

ACTION: mathiaz to ask the Debian maintainers opinion on supporting both 5.0 and 5.1 using an infrastructure similar to postgresql.

ACTION: mathiaz to look in other ways to fix 5.1 in jaunty.

ACL by default

ivoks reported that he had sent patches to add support for ACL to tar to the Debian maintainer. The answer was to wait for upstream to integrate the patches. Other packages may require to be modified to support ACL: cpio, zip.

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

DRBD in jaunty

ivoks announced that his DRBD patches had been applied by the Ubuntu kernel team. Once the new kernel is uploaded he will merge DRBD 8.3.0. Testing will be welcome at that time.

ACTION: ivoks to merge DRBD 8.3.0 userspace tools once the kernel has been uploaded.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 27th at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.