Server Team 20090310 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on March 10th, 2009 by Dave Walker

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 about the dovecot/postfix integration. mathiaz mentioned bug 339966 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 required.

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.

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. 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.