Archive for March, 2010

Server Team 20100303 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 by Thierry Carrez

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

Review ACTION points from previous meeting

  • kirkland to publish tentative bugzapping roadmap: Done, will be updated.

Beta1 status review

ttx informed everyone that we are at the beginning of the beta1 subcycle… but not very far from the end of it. Thursday next week is Beta1Freeze, a hard freeze before the Beta1 release, so most uploads should be made before that date. For reference, the beta1-targeted blueprints are tracked at

smoser reported that the EBS root support was on track, with all tools moved over to using the new api tools.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)

hggdh reported that the build in MySQL regression PPA was still failing, and zul confirmed that he was working on it. hggdh didn’t have the time to look into the UEC test rig yet, but will do this week (the idea being that he should be able to run the post-A3, pre-beta1 UEC tests). hggdh also reported good progress on mastering the automated ISO testing framework soren was previously working on.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)

jjohansen reported bug 527208 outstanding, blocking boot on c1.xlarge type instances in EC2: it should hopefully be fixed this week. mathiaz brought his request for creating vlan modules for d-i (bug 530459) to the kernel team attention.

Server Papercuts (ttx)

14 bugs were targeted for the first papercuts fixing campaign, which will end on Beta1Freeze, Thursday next week. Everyone is welcome to assign themselves some of those bugs, which are usually easy to fix. ScottK offered support in helping fixing the amavisd-new bugs.

There is still some room in the second campaign (beta2), so people should keep on nominating their favorite annoyance as a bug also affecting the “Server papercuts” project. In the nomination list, bug 211915 was accepted and assigned to sommer for the beta2 campaign.

Bugzapping (kirkland)

kirkland reported good progress on the current kvm bugzapping effort, and now Lucid’s kvm package appears to be in good shape. He might not have time to get around to libvirt, where there’s a lot more open bugs, due to other pressing work. A eucalyptus bugzapping week is also already planned. Other bugzapping efforts will have to be organized by other people.

In order to encourage that, the bugzapping format will be slightly simplified to lower the barrier of entry: you should target as a group a single package and spend a minimum of 2 days on it (Triaging / Bugfixing), ideally 3 days. People interested in chairing such an effort should edit the ServerLucidBugZapping wikipage.

kirkland also mentioned that bugzapping was a great way for community members in companies that care about the shape of a particular package to get involved: you should consider asking your boss/work for 2-3 days to focus on Ubuntu XYZ package where XYZ is the key package that your company/business/IT-staff needs working better in Ubuntu.

On a related front, ScottK reported that someone should figure out why suddenly tons of people who have no idea how to configure postfix are installing it, which he traced back to some Google Chrome packages.

Update on Daily Bug triager: New,Undecided bugs (mathiaz)

mathiaz updated the daily query to be live (“New Bugs” link at He wanted to remind everyone to triage all bugs on the list on their Triage day: starting at the top and processing one bug after the other at least until you reach one opened on today.

Open Discussion

Daviey asked if, as part of the ArchiveReorg that is being phased in, people should think about requesting ubuntu-server upload privileges. The team details need to be sorted out first, and we didn’t feel the urgency of it since most interested people are already core-dev. However in order to lower the barrier of entry, it makes sense to set the team in place in all cases.

jmdault mentioned upcoming updates to Asterisk, due to two recent security fixes.

ACTION: mathiaz to sync up with cjwatson re: ubuntu-server upload team

Announce next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 14:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.