Ubuntu Server development summary – 31 July 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.

Spotlight: Ubuntu Bionic 18.04.1 and new ISO

Along with the first point release of Ubuntu Bionic (18.04.1), the Ubuntu Server installer was updated. It now carries additional configuration support for: LVM, RAID, VLANs, and bonds.

There is a call for testing for these features in Ubuntu. Josh Powers on Canonical’s ubuntu server team has a blog post explaining with details about the new installer features.


  • New commits landed on cloud-init tip:
  • oracle: fix detect_openstack to report True on OracleCloud.com DMI data (LP: #1784685)
  • tests: improve LXDInstance trying to workaround or catch bug.
  • update_metadata re-config on every boot comments and tests not quite right [Mike Gerdts]
  • SRU regression fix published to Xenial and Bionic proposed:
  • oracle: fix detect_openstack to report True on OracleCloud.com DMI data (LP: #1784685)
  • New release to Ubuntu Cosmic (18.3-18-g3cee0bf8) containing all the above commits


  • clear-holders: reread ptable after wiping disks with partitions

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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

Please consider testing the following by enabling proposed, checking packages for update regressions, and making sure to mark affected bugs verified as fixed.

Total: 5

Uploads Released to the Supported Releases

Total: 16

Uploads to the Development Release

Total: 17

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