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Author: Plasma
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Subject: [devuan-dev] Notes - Devuan meet Jan. 09, 2020
And now for your kind attention, the devuan-dev meet notes for
Thursday, January 9th, 2020.



# Devuan meet Jan. 09, 2020 @20:30 UTC

Pad is here:

Meet here: https://vdc.dyne.org/devuan
   * Please post notes prior to the meet.
   * Please add your name as 'Present' below when you get to the
   * When adding a comment in someone else's notes, please
     pre-pend your name like this: (whoever) whatever . . .

Present: LeePen, rrq, kramer, Beer, fsr, golinux, RickMoen

## Old Business
- bugs.devuan.org still broken. No response from emails or irc requests
  for help.
  - (rrq) raises the urgency for migrating debbugs to Devuan's 

  - (LeePen) I agree. I have contacted beer to see if he is able to
    prioritise this. Centurion_Dan has offered to help.

  - (Beer) Whoops probably missed that. Yeah, sure! Provided I can
    allocate time to that

### rrq
- back into ISO building. The beowulf installer iso collection for i386
and amd64 is reshaped into 2 different ISOs:
* netinstall/server < 700 Mb size
* netinstall/desktop < 4 Gb size
Both contain firmware, installer, all "required", "important" and
"standard" packages and a few captain's calls. The desktop iso
includes all available desktops, including all their dependencies and
recommends, and then the top 2500 packages from the popcon "vote" list
as of 8 Jan 2020, with dependencies and recommends; or however many to
fill up the ISO. The desktop ISO includes both text mode and
"graphical" installer whereas the server ISO only has the text mode
installer. see https://borta.rrq.id.au for trial uploads

### Beer
Alloted no time to Devuan this past week... Hopefully things will get
better on that front the coming week

## Old Actions

### LeePen

#### Beowulf packaging
All packages are now in sync with buster with the exception of
live-build, debian-installer and a nmu to init-system-helpers.

## New Business

## New Actions

### LeePen

#### Chimaera
- chimaera, chimaera-updates and chimaera-proposed-updates suites are
now created in dak.
- amprolla merge for them needs to be enabled.
- britney2 is now installed on pkgmirror and I am testing using that for
semi-automating migrations from unstable to chimaera.
- Need to resolve where to place britney output files on pkgmaster.d.o
without them being unnecessarily propagated to mirrors.

#### Backup System
- I have completed a first draft documenting the backup system.
- The implementation uses rsnapshot on backup.localnet.d.o.
- I will circulate the text to everybody who is interested. Let me know
if you would like to be included.

##### Recommendations
- Verify that the paths on the currently configured hosts are adequate.
- Add missing hosts:
+ new dak
+ new jenkins
+ ganeti configuration
+ Any others?
- Add rsnapshot configuration to devuan-infrastructure git.
- Implement monitoring of backup process.
Email out? Where to?
- Mirror backup.localnet.devuan.org:/var/cache/rsnapshot (currently
14GB) to another secure geographical location. Where?

### Kramer
- rework arm-sdk
  - pretty hard maintainable
  - e.g. hard coded versions inside the code somewhere
  - starting with boards raspberry pi 1-4
  - preparing to get this into ansible
    - we need a "skeleton"
    - we may use "ansible-role-nginx" and adapt it as a default role