Ubuntu Server development summary – 08 January 2019

Chad Smith

on 8 January 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: cloud-init 18.5 and curtin 18.2 Released

As 2018 drew to a close, we qualified and released curtin 18.2 and cloud-init 18.5. Both upstream releases are currently available in all Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) images. For a list of features released, see curtin and cloud-init milestone release notes on Launchpad.


  • doc: clean up some datasource documentation.
  • ds-identify: fix wrong variable name in ovf_vmware_transport_guestinfo.
  • Scaleway: Support ssh keys provided inside an instance tag. [Porte Loïc]
  • OVF: simplify expected return values of transport functions.
  • Vmware: Add support for the com.vmware.guestInfo OVF transport. (LP: #1807466)
  • HACKING.rst: change contact info to Josh Powers
  • Update to pylint 2.2.2.
  • Release 18.5 (LP: #1808380)
  • tests: add Disco release [Joshua Powers]
  • net: render ‘metric’ values in per-subnet routes (LP: #1805871)
  • write_files: add support for appending to files. [James Baxter]
  • config: On ubuntu select cloud archive mirrors for armel, armhf, arm64. (LP: #1805854)


  • vmtests: network mtu fix-by bump to post 19.04 release
  • vmtest: Fix bug preventing explicit disabling of system_upgrade.
  • Release 18.2

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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: 3

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 22

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 44

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