Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 03 Oct 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: Server Team at the Ubuntu Rally

Last week the Canonical Server Team attended the Ubuntu Rally in NYC! Take a quick read at our blog post to see some of the topics we tackled at the rally.


  • Robert Schweikert: suse cloud-config module to add zypper repos and zypp config
  • Robert Schweikert: Allow cloud-init.final stage to spawn infinite processes
  • Andrew Jorgensen: Remove prettytable dependency
  • Fix dhcp parsing in Artful of networkd leases for CloudStack and Azure
  • Updated packaging copyright file (LP: #1718681)


  • Add support for install in venv (LP: #1691072)
  • Curtin can now be configured to send events to journald
  • Test automation fixes to tar sparse files to avoid saturating jenkins


  • Released version 0.2.1, which uses LXD containers for git ubuntu build[-source], updated snap versioning, and significant snap refactoring.
  • Released version 0.2.2, which came with a few fixes to the import job due to snap restructuring.

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)

dnsmasq, 2.78-1, None
golang-check.v1, 0.0+git20161208.0.20d25e2-1build1, xnox
libpcap, 1.8.1-5ubuntu1, costamagnagianfranco
libs3, 2.0-3, None
lxd, 2.18-0ubuntu3, stgraber
munin, 2.0.33-3, None
nss, 2:3.32-1ubuntu3, mdeslaur
openhpi, 3.6.1-3, None
pyjwt, 1.4.2-1.1, None
slof, 20170724+dfsg-1, None
Total: 10

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

dnsmasq, zesty, 2.76-5ubuntu0.1, mdeslaur
dnsmasq, xenial, 2.75-1ubuntu0.16.04.3, mdeslaur
dnsmasq, trusty, 2.68-1ubuntu0.2, mdeslaur
lxd, xenial, 2.18-0ubuntu3~16.04.2, stgraber
lxd, zesty, 2.18-0ubuntu3~17.04.2, stgraber
lxd, zesty, 2.18-0ubuntu3~17.04.1, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.18-0ubuntu3~16.04.1, stgraber
nss, zesty, 2:3.28.4-0ubuntu0.17.04.3, mdeslaur
nss, xenial, 2:3.28.4-0ubuntu0.16.04.3, mdeslaur
nss, trusty, 2:3.28.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.3, mdeslaur
sssd, xenial, 1.13.4-1ubuntu1.8, sil2100
Total: 11

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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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