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Ubuntu Server development summary – 06 August 2019

Chad Smith

on 6 August 2019

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: Welcome Lucas Kanashiro

Lucas Kanashiro has joined the Canonical server team as of this week! Lucas will help maintain Ubuntu Server packages and the development of our cloud tools.

Lucas is a free and open source software contributor and Debian Developer. Most recently he was maintaining cloud related packages and performing security uploads on behalf of the Debian LTS team. Through the years in Debian, he worked on infrastructure related software, on the Ruby and Perl packaging teams and as a GSoC mentor. Find him on Freenode as kanashiro.


  • Publish release of cloud-init into Ubuntu Eaon series. Version: 19.2-5-g496aaa94-0ubuntu1
  • net/cmdline: split interfaces_by_mac and init network config determination [Daniel Watkins]
  • stages: allow data sources to override network config source order [Daniel Watkins]
  • cloud_tests: updates and fixes [Ryan Harper]
  • Fix bug rendering MTU on bond or vlan when input was netplan. (LP: #1836949)
  • net: update net sequence, include wait on netdevs, opensuse netrules path [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1817368)
  • Release 19.2 [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1836921)
  • net: add rfc3442 (classless static routes) to EphemeralDHCP [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1821102)
  • templates/ntp.conf.debian.tmpl: fix missing newline for pools [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1836598)
  • Support netplan renderer in Arch Linux [Conrad Hoffmann]
  • Fix typo in publicly viewable documentation. [David Medberry]
  • Add a cdrom size checker for OVF ds to ds-identify [Pengpeng Sun] (LP: #1806701)
  • VMWare: Trigger the post customization script via cc_scripts module. [Xiaofeng Wang] (LP: #1833192)
  • Cloud-init analyze module: Added ability to analyze boot events. [Sam Gilson]
  • Update debian eni network configuration location, retain Ubuntu setting [Janos Lenart]
  • net: skip bond interfaces in get_interfaces [Stanislav Makar] (LP: #1812857)
  • Fix a couple of issues raised by a coverity scan [Daniel Watkins]


  • vmtest: bump ram size on Zfs tests for Disco and Eoan [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: drop Cosmic test cases [Ryan Harper]
  • unittests: mock subp in ChrootableTarget exit test cases [Ryan Harper]
  • util.ChrootableTarget: skip rename of resolv.conf if not present in target [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1834382)
  • Release 19.2 [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1836951)

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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: 12

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 41

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 53

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