Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 12 Dec 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: Ubuntu Bionic: Netplan

Josh on the Canonical Server team took a look at Netplan on Ubuntu Bionic. He shows some initial use cases and provides examples of some configurations.

cloud-init

  • Added ‘status’ subcommand to report whether cloud-init is ‘running’, ‘done’ or ‘error’. Also a tool for scripts to block on cloud-init completion with cloud-init status –wait
  • Added ‘clean’ subcommand as a developer tool to easily remove cloud-init artifacts and re-run cloud-init on reboot.
  • Cloud-init datasources now store standardized instance metadata in /run/cloud-init/instance-data.json which can be referenced by scripts to get instance-related variables such as region, availability-zone, instance-id and more.
  • Update pylint to 1.7.4 and run on tests and tools dirs
  • EC2 uses instance-identity doc from metadata to obtain instance-id and region [Andrew Jorgensen]
  • SUSE: remove delta in systemd local template for SUSE [Robert Schweikert]
  • VMware: Support for user provided pre and post-customization scripts [Maitreyee Saikia]
  • Fix ds-identify warning on VMWare platform by correctly identifying the OVF datasource. ds-identify identifies OVF when an iso9660 filesystem exists on cdrom containing ovf.env content (LP: #1731868)

Bug Work and Triage

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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 Supported Releases

apache2, 2.4.29-1ubuntu2, paelzer
asterisk, 1:13.18.3~dfsg-1ubuntu2, doko
asterisk, 1:13.18.3~dfsg-1ubuntu1, costamagnagianfranco
cloud-init, 17.1-58-g703241a3-0ubuntu1, smoser
cloud-init, 17.1-53-ga5dc0f42-0ubuntu1, smoser
cloud-init, 17.1-51-g05b2308a-0ubuntu1, smoser
curtin, 17.0~bzr552-0ubuntu1, smoser
iproute2, 4.14.1-0ubuntu2, paelzer
iproute2, 4.14.1-0ubuntu1, paelzer
python-ldappool, 2.1.0-0ubuntu1, corey.bryant
samba, 2:4.7.3+dfsg-1ubuntu1, mdeslaur
sosreport, 3.5-1ubuntu1, sil2100
sysstat, 11.6.0-1ubuntu2, paelzer
uvtool, 0~git136-0ubuntu1, racb
Total: 14

Uploads to the Development Release

iproute2, artful, 4.9.0-1ubuntu2.1, paelzer
iproute2, zesty, 4.9.0-1ubuntu1.1, paelzer
iproute2, xenial, 4.3.0-1ubuntu3.16.04.3, paelzer
iproute2, trusty, 3.12.0-2ubuntu1.2, paelzer
iproute2, trusty, 3.12.0-2ubuntu1.1, nacc
iscsitarget, trusty, 1.4.20.3+svn499-0ubuntu2.4, cascardo
lxd, xenial, 2.0.11-0ubuntu1~16.04.4, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.0.11-0ubuntu1~16.04.4, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.0.11-0ubuntu1~16.04.3, stgraber
lxd, xenial, 2.0.11-0ubuntu1~16.04.2, stgraber
qemu, artful, 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.1, paelzer
rsync, artful, 3.1.2-2ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
rsync, zesty, 3.1.2-1ubuntu0.1, leosilvab
rsync, xenial, 3.1.1-3ubuntu1.1, leosilvab
rsync, trusty, 3.1.0-2ubuntu0.3, leosilvab
sysstat, xenial, 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.2, slashd
sysstat, zesty, 11.4.3-1ubuntu1, slashd
sysstat, artful, 11.5.7-1ubuntu2, slashd
Total: 18

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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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