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Release of cloud-init 18.3


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Cloud-init release 18.3 is now available.

The 18.3 release:
 * spanned almost 3 months (85 days).
 * had 16 contributors from 11 domains.
 * Fixed 35 launchpad.net issues.

 - OpenStack now runs at local time frame paving the way for network
   configuation in the next release.
 - Fix utf-8 content in user-data (LP: #1768600)
 - many SmartOS improvements

A big thank you to all who contributed.

The full ChangeLog is below:
 - docs: represent sudo:false in docs for user_groups config module
 - Explicitly prevent `sudo` access for user module
   [Jacob Bednarz] (LP: #1771468)
 - lxd: Delete default network and detach device if lxd-init created them.
   (LP: #1776958)
 - openstack: avoid unneeded metadata probe on non-openstack platforms
   (LP: #1776701)
 - stages: fix tracebacks if a module stage is undefined or empty
   [Robert Schweikert] (LP: #1770462)
 - Be more safe on string/bytes when writing multipart user-data to disk.
   (LP: #1768600)
 - Fix get_proc_env for pids that have non-utf8 content in environment.
   (LP: #1775371)
 - tests: fix salt_minion integration test on bionic and later
 - tests: provide human-readable integration test summary when --verbose
 - tests: skip chrony integration tests on lxd running artful or older
 - test: add optional --preserve-instance arg to integraiton tests
 - netplan: fix mtu if provided by network config for all rendered types
   (LP: #1774666)
 - tests: remove pip install workarounds for pylxd, take upstream fix.
 - subp: support combine_capture argument.
 - tests: ordered tox dependencies for pylxd install
 - util: add get_linux_distro function to replace platform.dist
   [Robert Schweikert] (LP: #1745235)
 - pyflakes: fix unused variable references identified by pyflakes 2.0.0.
 - - Do not use the systemd_prefix macro, not available in this environment
   [Robert Schweikert]
 - doc: Add config info to ec2, openstack and cloudstack datasource docs
 - Enable SmartOS network metadata to work with netplan via per-subnet
   routes [Dan McDonald] (LP: #1763512)
 - openstack: Allow discovery in init-local using dhclient in a sandbox.
   (LP: #1749717)
 - tests: Avoid using https in httpretty, improve HttPretty test case.
   (LP: #1771659)
 - yaml_load/schema: Add invalid line and column nums to error message
 - Azure: Ignore NTFS mount errors when checking ephemeral drive
   [Paul Meyer]
 - packages/brpm: Get proper dependencies for cmdline distro.
 - packages: Make rpm spec files patch in package version like in debs.
 - tools/run-container: replace tools/run-centos with more generic.
 - Update version.version_string to contain packaged version. (LP: #1770712)
 - cc_mounts: Do not add devices to fstab that are already present.
   [Lars Kellogg-Stedman]
 - ds-identify: ensure that we have certain tokens in PATH. (LP: #1771382)
 - tests: enable Ubuntu Cosmic in integration tests [Joshua Powers]
 - read_file_or_url: move to url_helper, fix bug in its FileResponse.
 - cloud_tests: help pylint
 - flake8: fix flake8 errors in previous commit.
 - typos: Fix spelling mistakes in cc_mounts.py log messages [Stephen Ford]
 - tests: restructure SSH and initial connections [Joshua Powers]
 - ds-identify: recognize container-other as a container, test SmartOS.
 - cloud-config.service: run After snap.seeded.service. (LP: #1767131)
 - tests: do not rely on host /proc/cmdline in test_net.py
   [Lars Kellogg-Stedman] (LP: #1769952)
 - ds-identify: Remove dupe call to is_ds_enabled, improve debug message.
 - SmartOS: fix get_interfaces for nics that do not have addr_assign_type.
 - tests: fix package and ca_cert cloud_tests on bionic (LP: #1769985)
 - ds-identify: make shellcheck 0.4.6 happy with ds-identify.
 - pycodestyle: Fix deprecated string literals, move away from flake8.
 - azure: Add reported ready marker file. [Joshua Chan] (LP: #1765214)
 - tools: Support adding a release suffix through packages/bddeb.
 - FreeBSD: Invoke growfs on ufs filesystems such that it does not prompt.
   [Harm Weites] (LP: #1404745)
 - tools: Re-use the orig tarball in packages/bddeb if it is around.
 - netinfo: fix netdev_pformat when a nic does not have an address
   assigned. (LP: #1766302)
 - collect-logs: add -v flag, write to stderr, limit journal to single
   boot. (LP: #1766335)
 - IBMCloud: Disable config-drive and nocloud only if IBMCloud is enabled.
   (LP: #1766401)
 - Add reporting events and log_time around early source of blocking time
 - IBMCloud: recognize provisioning environment during debug boots.
   (LP: #1767166)
 - net: detect unstable network names and trigger a settle if needed
   (LP: #1766287)
 - IBMCloud: improve documentation in datasource.
 - sysconfig: dhcp6 subnet type should not imply dhcpv4 [Vitaly Kuznetsov]
 - packages/debian/control.in: add missing dependency on iproute2.
   (LP: #1766711)
 - DataSourceSmartOS: add locking of serial device.
   [Mike Gerdts] (LP: #1746605)
 - DataSourceSmartOS: sdc:hostname is ignored [Mike Gerdts] (LP: #1765085)
 - DataSourceSmartOS: list() should always return a list
   [Mike Gerdts] (LP: #1763480)
 - schema: in validation, raise ImportError if strict but no jsonschema.
 - set_passwords: Add newline to end of sshd config, only restart if
   updated. (LP: #1677205)
 - pylint: pay attention to unused variable warnings.
 - doc: Add documentation for AliYun datasource. [Junjie Wang]
 - Schema: do not warn on duplicate items in commands. (LP: #1764264)
 - net: Depend on iproute2's ip instead of net-tools ifconfig or route
 - DataSourceSmartOS: fix hang when metadata service is down
   [Mike Gerdts] (LP: #1667735)
 - DataSourceSmartOS: change default fs on ephemeral disk from ext3 to
   ext4. [Mike Gerdts] (LP: #1763511)
 - pycodestyle: Fix invalid escape sequences in string literals.
 - Implement bash completion script for cloud-init command line
 - tools: Fix make-tarball cli tool usage for development
 - renderer: support unicode in render_from_file.
 - Implement ntp client spec with auto support for distro selection
   (LP: #1749722)
 - Apport: add Brightbox, IBM, LXD, and OpenTelekomCloud to list of clouds.
 - tests: fix ec2 integration network metadata validation
 - tests: fix integration tests to support lxd 3.0 release
 - correct documentation to match correct attribute name usage.
   [Dominic Schlegel] (LP: #1420018)
 - cc_resizefs, util: handle no /dev/zfs
 - doc: Fix links in OpenStack datasource documentation.
   [Dominic Schlegel] (LP: #1721660)