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David Britton
on 10 April 2018

Ubuntu Server development summary – 10 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
and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

Spotlight: cloud-init subcommands

The cloud-init team has spent time cleaning up the CLI in recent releases. Chad on the cloud-init team posted a overview of the various CLI subcommands now available on cloud-init. These commands help get status of cloud-init, triage issues, and gather data for bug reporting.

Ubuntu Bionic Beta ISOs

With a little over two weeks left till Bionic, the beta ISOs were announced earlier this week. Please give the new live ISO and existing ISOs a spin and report any bugs you find.


  • Prune integration test artifacts
  • Add support for LXD 3.0, fix pylxd integration test dependency
  • Fix Ubuntu proposed integration test CI job
  • Fix ec2 validation of instance-data.json network info
  • Do not retry optional userdata on 404 (LP: #1702160)
  • Add explicit cloud-init package dependency on isc-dhcp-client (LP: #1759307)


  • Imported 87.6% of source packages from main with about 500 packages to go
  • Debugging a few failures along the way
  • As mentioned last week, as we have increased the phasing of main, we have changed the default Git repository for imported source packages to point to our imported repository. This has two important consequences:
    1. When you navigate to the Git code page for a source package on Launchpad you now see the importer repository. Other Git repositories for the same source package are near the bottom of that page.
    2. With the default in place, Git objects should be shared on Launchpad for that source package, which should result in minimal pushes when doing development.

Contact the Ubuntu Server team

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: 12

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 3

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 27

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