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Chad Smith
on 28 May 2019

Ubuntu Server development summary – 28 May 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: Rafael David Tinoco

The Ubuntu Server team welcomes another team member this week! Rafael David Tinoco has worked for the past 20 years in companies such as: Linaro (Kernel Validation Engineer and HPC Tech Lead), Canonical (Linux Sustaining Engineer and Tech Lead), IBM (s390x Lab Engineer and Tech Lead, Small Residency with s390x performance team), Red Hat (Solution Architect), Locaweb (Linux/Email devops), Sun Microsystems (Consultant, HPC Engineer, Systems Engineer and Solaris Ambassador). Rafael has carved his career from field engineering positions, in constant contact with customers, into pure engineering ones, focused in Linux internals, userland, kernel and general OS & performance debugging and bug solving. You can find him using a new IRC nick now: rafaeldtinoco. A big thanks for “re-joining” us Rafael, we are glad to have your expertise on the team!


  • freebsd: fix the name of cloudcfg VARIANT [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • freebsd: ability to grow root file system [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • freebsd: NoCloud data source support [Gonéri Le Bouder] (LP: #1645824)


  • apt_proxy env var set but empty => do not setup any proxy [Paride Legovini]
  • release 19.1 [Daniel Watkins]
  • vmtest: add missing skip_by_date on Eoan test_network_mtu [Ryan Harper]
  • vmtest: remove skip_by_date on Disco Allindata test [Ryan Harper]
  • block: support multipath devices in lookup and partition_kname [Ryan Harper] (LP: #1813228)


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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: 13

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 27

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 17

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