Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak

21 Ottobre 2016




Ubuntu è la distribuzione Linux basata su Debian sviluppata da Canonical disponibile gratuitamente (tramite il supporto della comunità) oppure professionalmente a pagamento. Il desktop manager utilizzato è Unity, sviluppato dalla stessa Canonical, ma sono disponibili anche gli altri desktop manager (Gnome, KDE, XFCE…)

Versione 16.10: Yakkety Yak

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

Updated Packages

Linux kernel 4.8

Ubuntu 16.10 is based on the Linux release series 4.8.


  • The gpg binary is now provided by gnupg2.

Ubuntu Desktop

  • LibreOffice 5.2 has been updated to 5.2. Ubuntu now uses the GTK3 version by default.

  • Update Manager now shows changelog entries for PPAs too (253119).

  • Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to at least 3.20. Many apps have been updated to 3.22 also.

  • The Nautilus file browser has been updated to 3.20.

  • systemd is now used for user sessions. System sessions had already been provided by systemd in previous Ubuntu releases.

Ubuntu Server

OpenStack Newton

Ubuntu 16.10 includes the latest OpenStack release, Newton, including the following components:

  • OpenStack Identity – Keystone

  • OpenStack Imaging – Glance

  • OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder

  • OpenStack Compute – Nova

  • OpenStack Networking – Neutron

  • OpenStack Telemetry – Ceilometer and Aodh

  • OpenStack Orchestration – Heat

  • OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon

  • OpenStack Object Storage – Swift

  • OpenStack Database as a Service – Trove

  • OpenStack DNS – Designate

  • OpenStack Bare-metal – Ironic

  • OpenStack Filesystem – Manila

  • OpenStack Key Manager – Barbican

Please refer to the OpenStack Newton release notes for full details of this release of OpenStack.

OpenStack Newton is also provided via the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for OpenStack Newton for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users.

WARNING: Upgrading an OpenStack deployment is a non-trivial process and care should be taken to plan and test upgrade procedures which will be specific to each OpenStack deployment.

Make sure you read the OpenStack Charm Release Notes for more information about how to deploy Ubuntu OpenStack using Juju.

qemu 2.6.1

Qemu has been updated to the 2.6.1 release.

See the Changelog for details. This already includes a stable releases, more about that can be found at 2.6.1 stable release.

Additionally this includes a backport to enable GPU Passthru for ppc64le.

DPDK 16.07

Ubuntu 16.10 includes the latest release of DPDK, 16.07.

See the Release Notes for details.

Noteworthy for DPDK application developers is that upstream deprecated the old mechanism of a combined shared library. is now a linker script referring to the – individually packaged – sub-libraries librte-*. Furthermore the DPDK related kernel modules are now provided as dkms based packages.

libvirt 2.1

Libvirt has been updated to version 2.1. See the Changelogs for details.

In order to reduce the Debian delta, the main libvirt service has been renamed to libvirtd.service. libvirt-bin.service becomes an alias to maintain backwards compatibility.

Open vSwitch

Open vSwitch has been updated to the latest release, 2.6.

See the Open vSwitch News for mroe details.

The enablement of openvswitch-switch-dpdk has changed upstream. So if you are upgrading from a previously dpdk enabled configuration then you will need to update your enablement appropriately. See associated Readme at /usr/share/doc/openvswitch-switch-dpdk/README.Debian for details.

LXD 2.4.1

Ubuntu 16.10 ships with LXD 2.4.1. The main highlights for this new version of LXD are:

  • Support for AppArmor profile stacking. This allows containers to load their own AppArmor profiles, further securing tasks running inside LXD containers.

  • Building on the new AppArmor feature, it is now possible to install Snap packages inside LXD containers. For the time being, this is only possible with Ubuntu 16.10 containers that have the “squashfuse” package installed.

  • New network management features have been added to LXD, allowing the creation and management of bridges, DHCP settings, tunnels, … More information can be found from “lxc network help” and in the upstream documentation.

A full changelog can be found at:

LXD 2.4.1 can also be tried online at:


All of cloud-init’s recent development has been brought back to 16.04, so you’ve probably already used it in production! Some recent improvements include:

docker 1.12.1

The package has been updated to version 1.12.1. See the associated upstream release notes:


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Ubuntu 16.10

Ubuntu 16.10


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