Ubuntu Server development summary – 08 May 2018

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.


  • Completed release of 18.2 to Ubuntu Bionic, Artful, and Xenial
  • Implement bash completion script for cloud-init command line
  • Improved Softlayer datasource documentation
  • net: Depend on iproute2’s ip instead of net-tools ifconfig or route
  • Accept-ra unset by default (LP: #1732002)
  • Command collect-logs will only include most recent boot’s journal (LP: #1766335)
  • FreeBSD: Invoke growfs on ufs filesystems such that it does not prompt. (LP: #1404745)
  • Azure: poll_imds fixes to only report ‘ready’ state once during pre-provisioning from Joshua Chan (LP: #1765214)
  • DataSourceSmartOS: fix hang when metadata service is down from Mike Gerdts (LP: #1667735)
  • DataSourceSmartOS: change default fs on ephemeral disk from ext3 to ext4 from Mike Gerdts (LP: #1763511)
  • pycodestyle: Fix invalid escape sequences in string literals


  • Upload 18.1 to Ubuntu Bionic
  • add checks and relax byid requirement for zfsroot
  • vmtest: bionic images no longer use the vlan package
  • vmtest: fix lvmiscsi dname checks
  • Installing over lvm install as done by d-i fails (LP: #1764602)
  • clear-holders: fix lvm name use when shutting down (LP: #1764602)
  • install: prevent unmount: disabled from swallowing installation failures (LP: #1764210)
  • pycodestyle: Fix invalid escape sequences in string literals


  • Completed first 100% phasing of main imports.
  • Looking at a handful of failures (LP: #1754898)

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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.

Proposed Uploads to the Supported Releases

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Total: 6

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 20

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 23