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Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 29 Aug 2017

This article was last updated 6 years ago.

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.

Spotlight: cloud-init analyze

cloud-init now has an analyze feature to aid in doing boot time analysis. This tool parses the cloud-init log into formatted and sorted events to assist in determining long running steps during instance initialization. The output is similar to systemd analyze.

cloud-init, curtin, and simplestreams


  • Add IPv6 support to EC2 Datasource. The datasource discovers whether IPv4 or IPv6 needs to be configured for every NIC by talking to AWS’ metadata service (LP: #1639030)
  • Fix url_helper import logic to better handle missing optional package dependency python-oauthlib on RedHat/CentOS environments (LP: #1713760)
  • Fix two modules, landscape and puppet, that were incorrectly using six.StringIO (LP: #1710932, LP: #1699282)
  • User’s can now call cloud-init devel schema --config-file <cloud-config.yaml> --annotate for local validation of ntp and runcmd cloud-config options. For more see cloud-init devel schema --doc
  • Create initial draft of an SRU exception
  • Mirroring Launchpad daily build results in Jenkins


  • Added glance sync support for keystone v3 auth


  • Mirroring Launchpad daily build results in Jenkins
  • Added vmtest log size reporting to Jenkins

Bug Work and Triage

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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.

Uploads to the Development Release (Artful), 1.13.1-0ubuntu1, mwhudson
dpdk, 17.05.1-4, None
ipsec-tools, 1:0.8.2+20140711-10, None
ipxe, 1.0.0+git-20161027.b991c67-1ubuntu1, nacc
irqbalance, 1.1.0-2.3ubuntu1, nacc
libpam-ldap, 186-4ubuntu1, nacc
lxc, 2.0.8-0ubuntu6, stgraber
lxd, 2.17-0ubuntu2, stgraber
lxd, 2.17-0ubuntu1, stgraber
maas, 2.3.0~alpha2-6194-g7fb23b0-0ubuntu1, andreserl
net-snmp, 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7ubuntu1, nacc
nspr, 2:4.16-1ubuntu1, mdeslaur
nss, 2:3.32-1ubuntu2, xnox
nss, 2:3.32-1ubuntu1, mdeslaur
openssh, 1:7.5p1-8, None
openssh, 1:7.5p1-7ubuntu2, xnox
openssh, 1:7.5p1-7ubuntu1, xnox
openssh, 1:7.5p1-6ubuntu1, xnox
samba, 2:4.6.7+dfsg-1ubuntu1, nacc
squid3, 3.5.23-5ubuntu1, nacc
ubuntu-advantage-tools, 8, nacc
Total: 21

Uploads to Supported Releases (Trusty, Xenial, Yakkety, Zesty)

backuppc, xenial, 3.3.1-2ubuntu3.3, brian-murray
cloud-init, zesty, 0.7.9-233-ge586fe35-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, smoser
cloud-init, xenial, 0.7.9-233-ge586fe35-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, smoser
libvirt, zesty, 2.5.0-3ubuntu5.5, paelzer
libvirt, xenial, 1.3.1-1ubuntu10.14, paelzer
libvirt, xenial, 1.3.1-1ubuntu10.13, paelzer
libvirt, trusty, 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1.21, paelzer
lxd, zesty, 2.17-0ubuntu2~ubuntu17.04.1, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.17-0ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04.1, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.0.10-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, stgraber
nut, zesty, 2.7.4-5ubuntu2.1, nacc
nut, trusty, 2.7.1-1ubuntu1.1, nacc
nut, xenial, 2.7.2-4ubuntu1.1, nacc
postfix, zesty, 3.1.4-4ubuntu1, vorlon
postfix, trusty, 2.11.0-1ubuntu1.2, nacc
samba, trusty, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.11, slashd
samba, xenial, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.10, slashd
samba, zesty, 2:4.5.8+dfsg-0ubuntu0.17.04.6, slashd
sssd, xenial, 1.13.4-1ubuntu1.7, paelzer
Total: 19

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