General Server work for aa-series (To Be Named Later) Release

Registered by Jon Grimm on 2017-03-23

General Server work for aa-series (To Be Named Later) Release

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- After we evaluated number and status of dep8 tests on server packages last cycle we can do the next step. In the zesty cycle we already added a few bigger ones where they were missing (tgt, multipath, lvm2, ...) and worked on fixing many more of them (squid, libvirt, ...) that were all too brittle. But we could still get a lot better - the mindset has to shift back from dep8 being a burden to helping to ensure quality; Therefore a good optional target for each of us should be to at least fix or add one good dep8 test each cycle.

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- add at least one more dep8 test to each of the server seed packages: RFC
 (jgrimm) nice idea, maybe first do an audit of where we are at today.
- fixing, fixing, fixing to get number of triaged and considered valid open bugs to stabilize as we track them: RFC
 (jgrimm) implicitly part of our job to drive this down. I'm open to a specific goal, or better tracking, or. again maybe we start with analysis of where we are at today, and set some goals..
 (paelzer) I think the bug triage duty tracking we currently have is good, for this cycle we have to clear all old missing triage times and then the first target IMHO would be to achieve to stabilize the number of open-agreed-to-be-a-real-issue (read =server subscribed). It is rising ever since we track it that way, the velocity of new issues and velocity of fixing them has to become even or Quality and Quality perception will get worse.
- (smoser) no more systemctl status == 'degraded' (LP: #1576341)
Orphans in Debian status (e.g. quagga atm): TODO
Investigate heimdal - Debian to move away from: TODO
Investigate seed of sysstat: TODO
Investigate NTPSEC, Kea, other next gen services (maybe 18.04 plans): TODO
[powersj] Server ISO seed/tasksel evaluation:


Work Items

Work items:
[louis] Add secureboot support for kdump-tools : INPROGRESS
[nacc] python-django merge (LP: #1605278): TODO
[dpb] python-boto merge (in proposed; failing in autopkgtest): TODO
[paelzer] MIR python-pyelftools (LP: #1630073) for DPDK: INPROGRESS
[powersj] MIR & seed htop (LP: #1644364): INPROGRESS
[powersj] Document SRU policy/testing for curtin: INPROGRESS
[powersj] Document SRU policy/testing for cloud-init: TODO
Add "secrets service" feature to sssd (see LP: #1638957): BLOCKED
Land nss (in proposed; blocked by LP: #1662654): BLOCKED
[racb] MIR or otherwise resolve parallax (LP: #1653959): BLOCKED
[paelzer] remerge exim4: TODO
[nacc] PHP7.0 merge (LP: #1686235): INPROGRESS
[nacc] PHP7.0 SRU (LP: #1663081): INPROGRESS
[nacc] PHP7.1 transition (LP: #1667834): TODO
dlm -> dlm-controld transition (will need to be kept through 18.04 for LTS upgraders) (LP: #1669133): TODO
Investigate apache2 http2 readiness/stability (LP: #1658469): TODO
(nacc) ACK, I wonder if we can ship mod-http2 in universe (will need build delta): TODO
tomcat 8.5 transition (LP: #1662654 ): TODO

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