The meeting started with not many MOTUs here, but some joined during the meeting. Those who actively took part in the meeting, in approximative order of appearance :
Status of MultiDistroTools
Debian Collaboration Team
Several people mentionned that Ubuntu devs should already send patches and report bugs upstream. However, it's often not the case, especially for MOTUs who deal with a lot of packages. It would be great to have an official position :
- Is it considered "OK" or "WRONG" for Ubuntu developers to forget to report worthy changes to the Debian BTS ?
Are Ubuntu devs supposed to submit patches to the BTS ?
- It is generally considered good practice to submit patches to the BTS. But is it considered bad practice not to ?
Depending on the answers to those questions, DCT might or might not be helpful.
Some MOTUs also fear that, once DCT is here, collaboration with Debian from non-DCT developers will become non-existant ("why report to Debian if the DCT is going to do it anyway ?").
Status of MoM
During the last TechnicalBoard meeting, the status of MoM was discussed. It often can't find the correct base. Should we set up our own morgue to make the merging process more efficient ?
The issue wasn't clear. Lucas will set up another wiki page to explain the problem, and we will discuss it on the mailing list or during another MOTU meeting.
Backups of tiber
Tiber is currently not backed up. siretart will investigate several possibilities for backups and keep MOTUs informed of the progress.
Current MOTU work
apt-cache -i unmet gives a list of unmet dependancies. a daily generated list is available on http://tiber.tauware.de/~siretart/unmet/dapper-unmet.txt
\sh mentionned that unmet deps can mean two things :
- a not satisfiable dependancy (package not existing for example)
- a dependancy on a broken package (package that FTBFS for example) (or a dependancy on a package for which a dependancy is broken)
packages that FTBFS
Lamont said that test-builds will be done again on the buildds, but didn't give a timeline. It seems to depend on Soyuz. sistpoty will ask elmo about all this stuff.
Date & Time of next meeting
Wednesday, February 15th - 20.00 UTC was proposed.