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David Britton
on 30 January 2018

Ubuntu Server development summary – 30 January 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: Seeding Snaps with MAAS

Chad on the cloud-init team recently worked on adding the ability to seed snaps using curtin. His recent blog post details how the new feature works. TL;DR: cloud-init already provides a snappy cloud_config module, just use that. 🙂


  • Fix undeclared variable code paths and traceback in cloud-init status command LP: #1744796
  • Upload master to Ubuntu Bionic (17.2-25-gc03bdd3d-0ubuntu1)
  • Readthedocs documentation update to include new command line subcommands status and collect-logs
  • GCE: Improvements and changes to ssh key behavior for default user (Max Illfelder)
  • Azure VM Preprovisioning support (Douglas Jordan)
  • OpenNebula: Improve network configuration support (Akihiko Ota)
  • btrfs: support resizing if root is mounted ro (Robert Schweikert)
  • docs: Fix typos in docs and one debug message (Florian Grignon)
  • Recognize uppercase vfat disk labels (James Penick)


  • For faster system triage, automatically collect ephemeral system information and system logs in the event of errors in /var/log/curtin/curtin-error-logs.tar, see the install docs for more
  • Skip integration tests with known open bugs to avoid test failures when feature is not yet released
  • Enable seeding snaps during installs

Bug Work and Triage

Contact the Ubuntu Server team

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: 1

Uploads released to the Supported Releases

Total: 6

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 15

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