Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 12 Sep 2017

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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.


  • Reduced unit test times from an average of ~20 seconds down to less than 5 seconds


  • Fixed install failure on disks previous used with RAID (LP: #1708052)


  • Developed and added integration test to merge requests
  • Added pylint testing to merge requests

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)

bind9, 1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-12.6ubuntu1, paelzer
cloud-init, 0.7.9-267-g922c3c5c-0ubuntu1, smoser
lxc, 2.0.8-0ubuntu7.1, xnox
maven-ant-helper, 8.1, None
ntp, 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu2, paelzer
qemu, 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu1, paelzer
raphael, 2.1.0-1ubuntu2, paelzer
samba, 2:4.6.7+dfsg-1ubuntu2, paelzer
Total: 8

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

docker.io, xenial, 1.13.1-0ubuntu1~16.04.1, mwhudson
docker.io, zesty, 1.13.1-0ubuntu1~17.04.1, mwhudson
libvirt, trusty, 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1.22, paelzer
ntp, xenial, 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.7, paelzer
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: 7

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