Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 16 Jun 2017


The purpose of this weekly update is to make sure our community can follow development with toes dipped in before and between jumping headlong into helping shape Ubuntu Server!

Spotlight: Task Tracking

The Canonical Server Team is using Trello to track our weekly tasks. Feel free to take a peek and follow along on the Ubuntu Server Daily board.

cloud-init and curtin


  • Uploaded package to Artful and supported releases proposed
  • Met with Redhat team to discuss packaging and release processes
  • Change config/cloud.cfg to act as template to allow downstream distributions to generate this for special needs
  • Added makefile target to install dependencies on various downstream distributions
  • Enable auto-generation of module docs from schema attribute if present
  • Change Redhat spec file based on init system
  • Convert templates from cheetah to jinja to allow building in python3 environments
  • Setup testing of daily cloud-init COPR builds
  • Fix LP: #1693361 race between apt-daily and cloud-init
  • Fix LP: #1686754 sysconfig renderer from leaving CIDR notation instead of netmask
  • Fix LP: #1686751 selinux issues while running under Redhat


  • Created PPA for MAAS passthrough networking test
  • Fix LP: #1645680 adding PPA due to new GPG agent

Bug Work and Triage

  • Extended Ubuntu Server triage tool to assist with expiration of bugs in backlog
  • Review expiring ubuntu-server subscribed bugs in backlog
  • Review server-next tagged bugs for priority and relevance
  • Triage samba bugs from backlog
  • 64 bugs reviewed, 1 accepted, 317 in the backlog
  • Notes on daily bug triage

IRC Meeting

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.

Uploads to the Development Release (Artful)

billiard,, nacc
celery, 4.0.2-0ubuntu1, nacc
cloud-initramfs-tools, 0.38ubuntu1, smoser
curtin, 0.1.0~bzr505-0ubuntu1, smoser
lxcfs, 2.0.7-0ubuntu3, stgraber
lxd, 2.14-0ubuntu4, stgraber
lxd, 2.14-0ubuntu3, stgraber
nss, 2:3.28.4-0ubuntu2, mdeslaur
python-boto, 2.44.0-1ubuntu2, racb
python-tornado, 4.5.1-0ubuntu1, mwhudson
rrdtool, 1.6.0-1ubuntu1, vorlon
ruby2.3, 2.3.3-1ubuntu1, mdeslaur
samba, 2:4.5.8+dfsg-2ubuntu1, mdeslaur
Total: 13

Uploads to Supported Releases (Trusty, Xenial, Yakkety, Zesty)

cloud-init, xenial, 0.7.9-153-g16a7302f-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, smoser
cloud-init, yakkety, 0.7.9-153-g16a7302f-0ubuntu1~16.10.1, smoser
cloud-init, zesty, 0.7.9-153-g16a7302f-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, smoser
ebtables, trusty,, slashd
ebtables, xenial,, slashd
ebtables, yakkety,, slashd
ebtables, zesty,, slashd
lxc, zesty, 2.0.8-0ubuntu1~17.04.2, stgraber
lxc, yakkety, 2.0.8-0ubuntu1~16.10.2, stgraber
lxc, xenial, 2.0.8-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, stgraber
lxd, zesty, 2.14-0ubuntu3~17.04.1, stgraber
lxd, yakkety, 2.14-0ubuntu3~16.10.1, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.14-0ubuntu3~16.04.1, stgraber
multipath-tools, yakkety, 0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu7.3, cyphermox
vlan, trusty, 1.9-3ubuntu10.4, slashd
vlan, xenial, 1.9-3.2ubuntu1.16.04.3, slashd
vlan, yakkety, 1.9-3.2ubuntu2.16.10.2, slashd
vlan, zesty, 1.9-3.2ubuntu2.17.04.2, slashd
Total: 18

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