Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 14 Jul 2017

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cloud-init and curtin


  • Updated integration test pylxd version to 2.2.4
  • Investigate Python 3.6 test failures (LP: #1703697)
  • Fixed integration test due to apt warning (LP: #1702717)
  • Fix GCE unit test from leaking (LP: #1703935)


  • Fix detection of RHEL and CentOS
  • Correctly have yum use proxy if set
  • Enable CentOS 6 under vmtest

Git Ubuntu

  • Enabled ‘git ubuntu submit’ (LP: #1696775) to propose a merge request for review automatically.

Bug Work and 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. For a full list of recent merges with change logs please see the Ubuntu Server report.

Uploads to the Development Release (Artful)

billiard,, None
libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql, 2.0.3-6.1ubuntu1, costamagnagianfranco
libvirt, 3.5.0-1ubuntu1, paelzer
libvirt, 2.5.0-3ubuntu11, corey.bryant
libyaml, 0.1.7-2ubuntu3, costamagnagianfranco
nginx, 1.12.0-1ubuntu1, teward
ocfs2-tools, 1.8.5-1ubuntu1, nacc
python-django, 1:1.11.3-1ubuntu1, vorlon
python-tornado, 4.5.1-2.1~build1, costamagnagianfranco
ssh-import-id, 5.7-0ubuntu1, kirkland
Total: 10

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

freeipmi, yakkety, 1.4.11-1.1ubuntu4~0.16.10, dannf
freeipmi, zesty, 1.4.11-1.1ubuntu4~0.17.04, dannf
freeipmi, xenial, 1.4.11-1.1ubuntu4~0.16.04, dannf
golang-1.6, xenial, 1.6.2-0ubuntu5~16.04.3, mwhudson
iscsitarget, trusty,, smb
iscsitarget, xenial,, smb
libseccomp, trusty, 2.1.1-1ubuntu1~trusty4, mvo
libvirt, xenial, 1.3.1-1ubuntu10.11, corey.bryant
libvirt, zesty, 2.5.0-3ubuntu5.3, corey.bryant
libvirt, zesty, 2.5.0-3ubuntu5.2, paelzer
lxcfs, zesty, 2.0.7-0ubuntu1~17.04.2, serge-hallyn
lxcfs, yakkety, 2.0.7-0ubuntu1~16.10.2, serge-hallyn
lxcfs, xenial, 2.0.7-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, serge-hallyn
maas, xenial, 2.2.0+bzr6054-0ubuntu2~16.04.1, andreserl
maas, yakkety, 2.2.0+bzr6054-0ubuntu2~16.10.1, andreserl
multipath-tools, xenial, 0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.5, cyphermox
nagios-images, zesty, 0.9.1ubuntu0.1, nacc
nginx, zesty, 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1, sbeattie
nginx, yakkety, 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3, sbeattie
nginx, xenial, 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2, sbeattie
nginx, trusty, 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8, sbeattie
nginx, xenial, 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2, sbeattie
nginx, trusty, 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8, sbeattie
nginx, yakkety, 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3, sbeattie
nginx, zesty, 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1, sbeattie
ntp, zesty, 1:4.2.8p9+dfsg-2ubuntu1.2, paelzer
ntp, yakkety, 1:4.2.8p8+dfsg-1ubuntu2.2, paelzer
ntp, xenial, 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.6, paelzer
ntp, trusty, 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.12, racb
php-defaults, xenial, 35ubuntu6.1, nacc
pptpd, xenial, 1.4.0-7ubuntu0.2, stgraber
qemu, zesty, 1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2.3, paelzer
walinuxagent, trusty, 2.2.14-0ubuntu1~14.04.1, sil2100
walinuxagent, xenial, 2.2.14-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, sil2100
walinuxagent, yakkety, 2.2.14-0ubuntu1~16.10.1, sil2100
walinuxagent, zesty, 2.2.14-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, sil2100
Total: 36

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