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David Britton
on 17 April 2018

Ubuntu Server development summary – 17 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: Ubuntu Bionic: Using chrony to configure NTP

In Bionic, chrony is now used to configure NTP. Check out Josh’s blog post as an introduction to getting started with chrony and some additional features of it.

Call for testing: mongodb 3.6

As announced on the server mailing list, Robie has asked for testing of mongodb as version 3.6 was uploaded to Bionic. If you are a heavy user of mongodb please give mongodb a shot and file any issues you come across.


  • Instance needing ntp services can now configure chrony, ntp timesyncd or a custom ntp service. Chrony is the default ntp client in Bionic (LP: #1749722)
  • Add ubuntu-bug (apport) integration for Brightbox, IBMCloud, OpenTelecom and LXD clouds
  • Improved development tooling: cloud-image-snapshot lxc-proposed-snapshot
  • Fix jinja rendering of non-ascii characters presented in cloud-init config templates
  • growpart: fix bug that stopped GPT disks from being grown past 2TB (LP: #1762748)


  • Ubuntu SRU of 18.1 to Xenial and Artful is complete


  • 4850 out of 5000 imports of main done
  • continue to make progress and find larger packages to blacklist

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

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 10

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 14

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