OSTEP Meeting 2013-07-04

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OSTEP Team Meeting

Equipment Reorganization

Phase I:

  • ToDo - Arndales need setup
    • Needs hard drives and eSATA cable and power?
  • --> Builders should be available: 2013-06-21 (oatley)(done)
  • Optional - Need way tot track the status of problem builders

Future (For ):

  • Update Pidora builder f18v6 chroot (oatley+fossjon+agreene) -> Update to ks-based environment
  • Upstream or figure out carry-forward plan for modified packages (for 2013-07-15) (ctyler)



  • SOP page day?
    • Ansible SOP (oatley) (done)
    • Pidora sign mash rsync SOP (oatley) (done)
    • Sigul SOP (oatley)
    • Koji-follow SOP (fossjon) (done?)
    • Document chroot process SOP (v6 specific package changes) from blog (fossjon)
    • Pidora repo sym link setup SOP (oatley)
  • Pidora repo sym link double space rsync (oatley)
  • Build f19 is being build (agreene)
    • Practice on f19 before f18 updates (agreene)
  • Automate the vc-firmware packages (agreene)

Release status and feedback--

  • Monitor trac
  • Blog posts for pidora x2 each week
    • Choose a day and start blogging together

Issue Tickets

  • /etc/hostname file conflict? overriding sysconfig value? (agreene) (Possible solutions)
    • modify firstboot to write hostname file
    • delete file in post of kickstart
  • Legality of a pidora miniDLNA package? where can we include it?
  • Camera support testing

Building F18-updates, F19, Rawhide:

  • f19 is building (agreene)
  • agreene is buildmaster
    • qt-webkit, gstreamer-bad-free, perl-crypt-ssl, and more! (done)
  • start building by 2013-06-28

Infra Duties

  • Repo monitoring script and reporting (fossjon) (deleted)
  • A pidora-team group email address so chris doesn't get all the complaints (place on pidora.ca)
  • Safe guarded sign/mash/rsync script for better automation and less manual user error (oatley) (mostly done)
    • Still needs automation and email, can be manually envoked though
  • A main site to post updates or feedback or announcements? (pidora.ca site && #pidora channel)
    • pidora irc not a OP can't change topic
    • Post this info to forums
    • Start a pidora mailing list?

Pidora blog--

  • Need 2 articles per person by EOW (2013-06-21)

Blog Posts

  • Ask the community forums about what people might want to do?
  • How to set a static ip networkmanager (fossjon) (done)
  • How to install and use scratch
  • How to make a basic python scrypt
  • Use yumex for a graphical install
  • Turn the raspberry pi into a media centre?
  • Setup some servers, httpd, sshd, etc
  • Configure firewall and selinux
  • Changing XFCE theme or layout

Firstboot module changes -- jon

    • ex usage: _("This is some text")
    • check modules from upstream, add to our modules


  • No longer mash the f18 repos (agreene by 2013-06-28)
  • No longer rsync the f18 repos (oatley by 2013-06-28)
  • Possible to optimize the signing? (oatley to check)


  • x86_64 OpenStack setup (fossjon 2013-07-05)
  • Reinstall fedora 18 on all computers (fossjon)
  • packstack allinone on the iraq
  • packstack nova compute to australia

Calxeda Hardware

  • PO has been issued! Payment is being wired to UK.
  • System wll be configured, tested, burned in, and then shipped. Dates have not been finalized.


  • ctyler away: June 24-28, July 22-Aug 5
  • oatley and ctyler at Flock Aug 8-12
  • ctyler to find out about end-of-summer schedule
  • July 1 & Aug 5 are statutory holidays
  • oatley and agreene may take vacation in August