These were accepted.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
It was agreed that we should move from lcfg-syslog to lcfg-rsyslog on SL6, and that it might as well be now before the platform use ramps up.
Toby will write up and circulate notes.
Stephen emphasised that getting rid of SL6.0 is a priority, though SL5.5 is also important.
There was some question as to whether allowing users to halt (as opposed to poweroff or reboot) desktops was a good idea. It might also be useful for there to be some provision for lab demonstrators to be able to reboot machines there. Stephen will investigate these further.
Graham wondered whether Alastair had made all the man-page changes. Alastair was pretty sure he had. (Graham has since checked, and they're there.)
This item prompted considerable discussion, though without coming up with any reason for holding back. The risk seemed to be in the number of changes being made, rather than that any particular change could be said to be more risky than others. Tim will post to sys-announce, and write a blog article.
Craig will follow up and report back next time.
Topics for discussion
Alison gave some background information on this item. It will be discussed next time. ALL should consider their position, and come prepared to argue their case.
The issue of hostnames, as discussed on the chat room recently, will be added as a "proper" topic for next time. Meantime, anyone adding a new hostname should avoid anything in the "services" list.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 31st August in room 4.31, chaired by George Ross.
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