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Ubuntu Server development summary – 05 February 2019

Chad Smith

on 5 February 2019

This article is more than 5 years old.

Hello Ubuntu Server

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 or visit the Ubuntu Server discourse hub for more discussion.

Spotlight: 18.04.2 ISO Testing and Point Release

The second point release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) is scheduled for this week. The server ISO comes with the latest subiquity and curtin containing various fixes and updates. Please help with testing the new ISO on the ISO tracker site.

Spotlight: Welcome Paride!

This past month the canonical-server team welcomed a new member, Paride Legovini (paride on Freenode), into the fold. He is in charge of quality for the Ubuntu Server distribution. He has already contributed to cloud-init and curtin and is working on the aforementioned Bionic ISOs. Paride stays very busy as a Debian Maintainer, he is finishing his PhD, and he even spent a year on Antartica. Welcome aboard Paride!


  • Canonical’s Ryan Harper was granted PPU rights (per package upload) into Ubuntu for cloud-init and curtin packages.
  • cloud-init queued SRU (Stable Release Update) for Xenial, Bionic and Cosmic of cloud-init 18.5-21. Expectation is to publish this version in the next two weeks.
  • clean: cloud-init clean should not trace when run from within cloud_dir
  • Resolve flake8 comparison and pycodestyle over-ident issues [Paride Legovini]
  • opennebula: also exclude epochseconds from changed environment vars
  • systemd: Render generator from template to account for system differences. [Robert Schweikert]
  • sysconfig: On SUSE, use STARTMODE instead of ONBOOT [Robert Schweikert]
  • flake8: use ==/!= to compare str, bytes, and int literals [Paride Legovini]
  • opennebula: exclude EPOCHREALTIME as known bash env variable with a delta
  • tox: fix disco httpretty dependencies for py37
  • run-container: uncomment baseurl in yum.repos.d/*.repo when using a proxy [Paride Legovini]
  • lxd: install zfs-linux instead of zfs meta package [Johnson Shi]
  • net/sysconfig: do not write a resolv.conf file with only the header. [Robert Schweikert]
  • net: Make sysconfig renderer compatible with Network Manager. [Eduardo Otubo]
  • cc_set_passwords: Fix regex when parsing hashed passwords [Marlin Cremers]
  • net: Wait for dhclient to daemonize before reading lease file [Jason Zions]
  • [Azure] Increase retries when talking to Wireserver during metadata walk [Jason Zions]
  • Add documentation on adding a datasource.


  • flake8: fix some E117 over-indented issues [Paride Legovini]
  • bcache: ensure partitions on bcache devices are detected as partition
  • vmtest: bump skip_by_date out a year for trusty bcache bug
  • Fix typo in doc/topics/integration-testing.rst. [Paride Legovini]
  • flake8: Fix two issues found with new version of flake8
  • clear-holders: handle FileNotFound when probing for bcache device slaves

Contact the Ubuntu Server team

Bug Work and Triage

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. The authorization page: ( should be opening in your browser. Use your browser to authorize this program to access Launchpad on your behalf. Waiting to hear from Launchpad about your decision…

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: 11

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 44

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 64

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