Ubuntu Server development summary – 4 April 2018

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
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Spotlight: Using cloud-init with multipass

is a quick and easy way to launch VMs running Ubuntu. While still in
beta, Multipass now supports launching VMs with YAML cloud-config.
Josh recently wrote up how to use cloud-init with multipass
with a few more details.


  • Released version 18.2 and uploaded to Ubuntu Bionic
  • 18.2 is now in proposed for Artful and Xenial
  • IBMCloud: Add initial IBM Cloud datasource.
  • Identify IBMCloud (Softlayer) via cloud-id
  • Enable/disable, drive ua tool via a cloud-config module
  • Netplan reflect DNS entries on each interface when global-dns is
  • cc_resizefs will no longer attempt zfs resize on systems without
    /dev/zfs or zfsutils
  • Hetzner: Exit early if dmi system-manufacturer is not HetznerCloud
  • Add missing package dependency on isc-dhcp-client to trunk ubuntu
    packaging (LP: #1759307)
  • FreeBSD: resizefs module now able to handle zfs/zpool from Dominic
    Schlegel (LP: #1721243)
  • Support for properly identifying OpenTelekomCloud as an OpenStack
    datasource from Kurt Garloff (LP: #1756471)
  • Reduce azure retry timeouts when polling imds during pre-provisioning
    from Douglas Jordan (LP: #1752977)
  • Revert readurl’s exception_cb behavior datasource from Kurt Garloff
    (LP: #1702160,
    LP: #1298921)
  • doc: Fix links in OpenStack datasource documentation. Dominic Schlegel
    (LP: #1721660)


  • Released version 18.1 and uploaded to Ubuntu Bionic
  • Generalized new-upstream-release scripts for cloud-init and curtin to
    redact changelogs of release branches
  • zfs was set to use version 28


  • 50% of main source packages are now imported and set as the default
    Git repository in Launchpad for those source packages
  • Work continues to import packages to achive 100% of main source

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.

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: 4

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 55

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