Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 05 Sep 2017

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: cloud-init Summit

The cloud-init team recently had a two-day summit to meet with contributors to cloud-init from cloud providers and OS vendors to demo recent developments in cloud-init, resolve outstanding issues, and collect feedback on development and test processes as well as future features.

cloud-init and curtin


  • As a reminder, the cloud-init team has a mailing list that is subscribable if you have a Launchpad account.
  • No longer package upstart jobs in deb packages built with packages/bddeb.
  • Fix ec2 tests to avoid leaking unmocked urls to the internet past httpretty registered url.
  • Add nose-timer to py3 tox environments to better measure expensive tests
  • Added missing unit tests for oauthlib import error


  • Catch exception by curtin-log-print, causing failure to clean up tests (LP: #1714592)
  • Fix iSCSI tests as iscsi-targets do not quit session on shutdown (LP: #1713537)

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)

asterisk, 1:13.17.1~dfsg-1ubuntu1, costamagnagianfranco
cloud-init, 0.7.9-259-g7e76c57b-0ubuntu1, smoser
cloud-initramfs-tools, 0.39ubuntu1, smoser
docker.io, 1.13.1-0ubuntu2, mwhudson
init-system-helpers, 1.49ubuntu1, vorlon
ipsec-tools, 1:0.8.2+20140711-10, None
ipxe, 1.0.0+git-20161027.b991c67+really20150424.a25a16d-1ubuntu1, paelzer
libpcap, 1.8.1-4ubuntu1, costamagnagianfranco
lxc, 2.0.8-0ubuntu7, stgraber
openssh, 1:7.5p1-10, None
openssh, 1:7.5p1-9, None
pyjwt, 1.4.2-1ubuntu1, jdstrand
qemu, 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu1, paelzer
qemu, 1:2.10~rc4+dfsg-0ubuntu1, paelzer
raphael, 2.1.0-1ubuntu2, paelzer
walinuxagent, 2.2.16-0ubuntu1, sil2100
Total: 16

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

backuppc, xenial, 3.3.1-2ubuntu3.3, brian-murray
libvirt, xenial, 1.3.1-1ubuntu10.14, paelzer
lxd, xenial, 2.0.10-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, stgraber
nut, xenial, 2.7.2-4ubuntu1.2, paelzer
nut, trusty, 2.7.1-1ubuntu1.2, paelzer
nut, zesty, 2.7.4-5ubuntu2.1, nacc
pyjwt, zesty, 1.4.2-1ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
pyjwt, xenial, 1.3.0-1ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
pyjwt, xenial, 1.3.0-1ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
pyjwt, zesty, 1.4.2-1ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
samba, zesty, 2:4.5.8+dfsg-0ubuntu0.17.04.6, slashd
samba, xenial, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.10, slashd
samba, trusty, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.11, slashd
sssd, xenial, 1.13.4-1ubuntu1.8, sil2100
walinuxagent, trusty, 2.2.16-0ubuntu1~14.04.1, sil2100
walinuxagent, xenial, 2.2.16-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, sil2100
walinuxagent, zesty, 2.2.16-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, sil2100
Total: 17

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David is the engineering manager of Ubuntu Server. He is focused on making sure Ubuntu Server is a world-class platform for delivery of enterprise and cloud-native workloads.

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