Ubuntu Server development summary – 04 December 2018

Chad Smith

on 4 December 2018

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.


  • dhclient-hook: cleanups, tests and fix a bug on ‘down’ event.
  • NoCloud: Allow top level ‘network’ key in network-config. (LP: #1798117)
  • ovf: Fix ovf network config generation gateway/routes [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1806103)
  • Published Cloud-init v.18.3-41 to Ubuntu Disco
  • azure: detect vnet migration via netlink media change event [Tamilmani Manoharan]
  • Azure: fix copy/paste error in error handling when reading azure ovf. [Adam DePue]
  • tests: fix incorrect order of mocks in test_handle_zfs_root.
  • doc: Change dns_nameserver property to dns_nameservers. [Tomer Cohen]
  • OVF: identify label iso9660 filesystems with label ‘OVF ENV’.
  • net: Ephemeral*Network: add connectivity check via URL [Igor Galić]


  • Adjust helpers/common to edit GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in place. (LP: #1527664)
  • dname: persistent names based on serial or wwn [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1735839)

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Ubuntu Server Packages

Below is a summary of uploads to the development and supported releases. Current status of the Debian to Ubuntu merges is tracked on the Merge-o-Matic page. For a full list of recent merges with change logs please see the Ubuntu Server report.

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

Please consider testing the following by enabling proposed, checking packages for update regressions, and making sure to mark affected bugs verified as fixed.

Total: 10

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 5

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 9

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