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LCFG Deployers' Monthly Meetings 2021

The meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 3pm, the location is noted in the title for the month. Notes after the meetings are added in italic to the agenda items. See MonthlyMeetings2020 and MonthlyMeetings2019 for notes from earlier meetings.

For full details of the changes in the weekly releases see the LCFG blog

4th November 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

7th October 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

2nd September 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • LCFG client changes
  • Ubuntu
    • Management of kernel vmlinuz and initrd.img symlinks
    • 20.04.3
    • 5.11 kernel
  • SL7.9
  • HP EliteDesk 805 G6
  • "ISFREEZE" release

5th August 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu
    • grub2 - On Ubuntu now triggers a call to configure when the grub-pc package changes. This should avoid the potential for an unclean shutdown to leave a machine unbootable
    • dsu - use the rundsu script
    • 32 bit packages in soy
  • ELK - support for Ubuntu?
  • lcfg-checkreboot - new /run/lcfg/rebooting marker file. systemd service files can now use ConditionPathExists=!/run/lcfg/rebooting in the [Unit] section to avoid starting when a reboot is going to happen.
  • SL7.9
  • IS Freeze for start of session (likely to be release 20210823nn)

1st July 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • HP EliteDesk 800 G6 - no support for SL7
  • SL7.9
  • Ubuntu Progress report
    • network component changes
    • postfix
    • LVM
    • virtualisation
  • Next distro(s) for LCFG-managed servers
  • 2FA

3rd June 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu progress
  • 2FA for SSH - lcfg/options/pam_google_authenticator.h
  • Megaraid on Ubuntu - megacli, storcli
  • Dell BOSS cards
  • devtoolset on SL7

6th May 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu
  • SL7.9 - LCFG level support now complete
  • New nfsconfig component
  • systemd component can now manage user-domain services
  • lcfg-skeleton - Ubuntu support and new features
  • Workshops - feedback, ideas for the future?
  • 2FA for SSH
  • Removal of IS ITI Enterprise Services' IP addresses from the mdp_askif_from_admins chain
  • MDP definition of EDLAN

1st April 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu:
    • The work to support user Systemd services continues
    • remctl/wallet service now all working
  • squid caching:
    • More support for general squid config added to the rpmaccel component, thanks to Kenny and Barry for their contributions
    • New lcfg/options/squid_proxy.h header which can be used to setup a web proxy server
  • SL7 install kernel updated to 1160.15.2 to support latest hardware
  • SL7.9 support
  • Workshops - current series going well. What would be useful to cover in the future?

4th March 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu:
    • network component, now supports VLANs
    • Default Python version - should python-is-python3 be installed by default in base?
    • CUPS config - Supplied by Barry, see bug#1266
    • squid caching for packages - rpmaccel component is learning how to handle Debian packages
    • systemd component is gaining support for configuring user services
  • rpcbind and rdxprof problem on SL7 bug#1265
  • Systemd and unmanaged unit files - support coming to SL7 soon
  • Introduction to LCFG sessions
  • MDP apacheconf modernisation

4th February 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

  • Ubuntu:
    • grub2 component now supported
    • policy kit rules now being applied
    • modprobe local.conf file conflicting with hardware component
    • systemd - new ignoredunits resource bug#1261
    • x509 component enhancements
    • network component enhancements - NetworkComponent
  • PHP 7.4 on SL7 bug#1264
  • rpcbind and rdxprof problem on SL7 bug#1265
  • [mhagdorn] I intend to investigate prometheus monitoring which will require a component
  • Overview of how we use dice headers in Informatics.
  • eucs-sslcerts and certificate authority bundles (chains)
  • [mhagdorn] IPv6 on ubuntu

-- squinney - 2021-02-01

Topic revision: r93 - 2021-11-04 - squinney
 
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