Image Preparation for Cloning

I want to begin with an official Ubuntu cloud image or to create a new image using the install ISO. I then want to compile one or more pieces of custom software and install them. Finally, I’d like to perform something akin to what virt-sysprep does (remove logs, history; regenerate UUIDs, etc, etc). I have searched Packer’s documentation, but I don’t see any reference to sysprep (except for one note about Windows sysprep).

Does Packer include this type of functionality?