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Chad Smith
on 29 October 2019

Ubuntu Server development summary – 29 October 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: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released!

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released on October 17, 2019. In this new release serveral major server packages have been updated to the latest upstream version. Among these: QEMU 4.8, libvirt 5.4, MySQL 8.0, PHP 7.3, cloud-init 19.2. The ppc64el and arm64 live-server ISO images are now considered production ready and are the preferred media to install Ubuntu Server on bare metal on the two architectures. Check out the release notes for more details!


cloud-init is moving from Launchpad to GitHub! Daniel Watkins and Ryan Harper have been working on getting initial travis.yml together for allowing travis to run our CI tests, and we are already green at

We are currently sorting out the rest of our CI, but the expectation for the community is that we’ll soon have an announcement and simple procedure to get folks contributing with pull requests @ instead of posting branch review requests at

Here is the usual commit summary:

  • net/netplan: use ipv6-mtu key for specifying ipv6 mtu values
  • Fix usages of yaml, and move yaml_dump to safeyaml.dumps. (LP: #1849640)
  • exoscale: Increase url_max_wait to 120s. [Chris Glass]
  • net/sysconfig: fix available check on SUSE distros [Robert Schweikert] (LP: #1849378)
  • docs: Fix incorrect Azure IMDS IP address [Joshua Powers] (LP: #1849508)
  • introduce .travis.yml
  • net: enable infiniband support in eni and sysconfig renderers [Darren Birkett] (LP: #1847114)
  • guestcust_util: handle special characters in config file [Xiaofeng Wang]
  • fix some more typos in comments [Dominic Schlegel]
  • replace any deprecated log.warn with log.warning [Dominic Schlegel] (LP: #1508442)


  • Retry git clones/fetches to avoid spurious CI errors [Paride Legovini]
  • t/jenkins-runner: replace $EPOCHSECONDS with ‘date +%s’ [Paride Legovini]
  • curthooks: skip setup_kernel_img_conf on eoan and newer (LP: #1847257)
  • block_meta: use lookup for wwn, fix fallback from wwn, serial, path (LP: #1849322)
  • vmtest: Adjust TestScsiBasic to use dnames to find correct disk
  • schema: Add ptable value ‘unsupported’ (LP: #1848535)
  • tools/xkvm: add -nographic to speed up devopt query
  • test_block_dasd: fix random_device_id to only generate valid IDs (LP: #1849549)
  • vmtest: update skip_if_arch message
  • Add skip_by_date to eoan ipv6 vlan test

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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. The authorization page: ( should be opening in your browser. Use your browser to authorize this program to access Launchpad on your behalf. Waiting to hear from Launchpad about your decision…

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

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Total: 8

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 10

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 38

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