MPU Meeting 17th July 2006

Mac mini
A Mac mini has been purchased to allow software building. Chris will install and configure (ACTION: Chris Work In Progress)

Packages/Release problem
Stephen has found a subtle bug in the server which was causing the problem. This is now fixed. Stephen will add an appropriate regression test (ACTION: Stephen Work In Progress).

Touching headers when making a release
we agreed that that touching all headers before issuing a release was a pragmatic solution, but we want to revisit this sometime Sept/Oct. (Added to deferred list).

Releases mechanism for FC3
we agreed that we want to have more experience of the releases mechanism, primarily the procedural aspect, before introducing the releases mechanism for FC3 machines

Disk partition install problems
Alastair will investigate the reported problems with FC5 disk partitioning (ACTION: Alastair Work In Progress).

Procedures documentation
we need to build up documentation of our procedures. Alastair has created a WIKI topic (MPUInternalProcedures) as a home for these. We should now populate this, at least with placemarkers (ACTION: ALL Work In Progress).

Alastair will look at whether the installbase profile is still required (ACTION: Alastair Work In Progress).

achilles performance
we discovered that the reason for achilles' poor performance is the continual rsyncs from the LCFG servers. We should purchase a faster machine for the upgrade to FC5 and/or consider a separate server. Chris will also look at tweaking some of the LCFG servers to reduce their fetch frequency. (ACTION: Chris DONE).

achilles log files
/disk/home/achilles has plenty of space, so Chris will look at remounting this partition as /var/lcfg/log. (ACTION: Chris DONE)

This Week

Alastair will

  • start work on rpmsubmit project, looking at AFS repository
  • look at what needs doing to updaterpms for 64bit

Chris will

  • issue a testing and stable release
  • work on the status page hierarchy
  • install the mac mini
  • move the logfiles on achilles

Stephen will

  • work on 64 bit FC5
  • continue to flesh out the LCFG distribution project plan
  • finish off the prelink/coq problem

-- AlastairScobie - 25 Jul 2006

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