Ubuntu Server development summary – 26 June 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: Weekly Ubuntu Server team updates in Discourse

The Ubuntu Server team will now be sending weekly team updates to discourse to give a clear view of the projects, feature and bug work we are working on each week. Come see what we are up to and participate in driving Ubuntu Server changes with us. Here is our June 24 status update. Come discuss any topics of interest with us.


  • doc: indicate that netplan is default in Ubuntu now [Daniel Watkins]
  • azure: add region and AZ properties from imds compute location metadata [Chad Smith]
  • sysconfig: support more bonding options [Penghui Liao]
  • cloud-init-generator: use libexec path to ds-identify on redhat systems [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1833264)
  • tools/build-on-freebsd: update to python3 [Gonéri Le Bouder]


  • vmtests: drop skip_by_date decorators for bug 1813228 [Daniel Watkins]
  • block: Add opportunistic zkey encryption if supported [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtests: add support for CURTIN_VMTEST_APT_PROXY [Daniel Watkins]
  • vmtests: add use of CURTIN_VMTEST_ prefixed envvars to image sync [Daniel Watkins]

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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.

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: 24

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 25

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