Server Team 20090127 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on January 27th, 2009 by Dave Walker

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 packages.

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 choice.

nealmcb updated the ServerGUI wiki page 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. The implementation is based on improving etckeeper and its bzr plugin to be a little more user-friendly. Koon created an LP project as well as a LP team 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 post.

Agree on next meeting date and time

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