Executive Meeting 23/June/2012

Draft Minutes

These are draft minutes only.


Meeting opened at 2:30 PM by Russell Stuart.

Exec Present:


Apologies: None

Regular Agenda

Accepting Previous Minutes

Presidents Report

Reports submitted to previous exec meeting:

Presidents Report: done and accepted. Secretaries Report: done and accepted. Treasurers Report: done and accepted. Sysadmin Report: done and accepted.

1. Room bookings. Room bookings and we have a provisional allocation

2. Our monthly meeting data quota has risen from 10Gb to 15Gb.

3. Clinton was elected to the LA committee. Congratulations Clinton

Secretary Report

Treasurers Report

Sysadmin Report

Backups available (these must have been sighted):

Date a backup was tested by a complete restore from backup only:

Percentage of disk space used:

List of packages that aren't up-to-date security wise:

Any major configuration changes since the last exec meeting:

Changes to schedule of people with access to the box:

Other notes:

Excalibur is currently running Debian lenny, which is no longer getting security updates. It needs to be updated to something newer.

Debian wheezy will be the next release of Debian. It is being frozen on 2012-06-30 in preparation for it becoming the next stable release of Debian. (In Debian parlance frozen doesn't mean all changes stop, just that they slow down. The emphasis shifts to fixing bugs rather than packaging new versions of software. If a maintainer wants to upload a new upstream version of a package he has to ask for permission, and as time goes on "ask" changes to "beg", "plead", ...)

So, at this stage my plan is to wait until wheezy stabilises a bit (later this year), then upgrade excalibur to it. This isn't hard to test - you just download a backup, update /etc/apt/sources.list, then run apt-get dist upgrade. All offers of help are most welcome.

General Business

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The meeting was closed by Russell Stuart at 02:50pm