Upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 today and want to start using netplan, but it doesn't appear to be installed? I tried to install it with apt install netplan but none of the files/directories listed on the Migrating to Netplan page exist.


Netplan is shipped in the netplan.io package. Running apt install netplan.io will give you the /etc/netplan directory; you will need to provide your own config files in this directory, with a .yaml extension.

If the netplan.io package was not installed for you on upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04, then it appears you are missing the ubuntu-minimal package. It is recommended that you install this package to ensure you have the standard Ubuntu experience.

  • I migrated to 18.0.4 and I do have the /etc/netplan directory but when I ran sudo netplan generate nothing happened. Command does exist. See askubuntu.com/questions/1053757/…
    – rhand
    Jul 10 '18 at 7:13

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