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Does anyone know the (specific) reasons that it is recommended that old LTS server users wait until 14.04.1 to upgrade? Is it just a matter of bug fixes and waiting for improved stability for production servers, or is there something more fundamental than that?

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Yes, most users that use LTS are conservative, even more so on the server side, so we don't enable prompting updates until the point release.

It is correct that there will be bugfixes published between now and then, and that 14.04.1 will be a culmination of all those bugfixes.

If you're itching to move to 14.04 right away though, you can follow these instructions to move to 14.04 immediately:

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Understood. Thanks! –  Andy Apr 27 '12 at 4:19
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... which means 24th July 2014 for GNU/Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule –  mcantsin Jun 24 at 10:44
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You can see milestone information and status of specific bugs for 12.04 here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+milestone/ubuntu-12.04

and 12.04.1 here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+milestone/ubuntu-12.04.1

Depending on your use case, these lists may provide a more complete picture for you regarding whether or not you should wait for the point release or not.

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Probably 12.04 LTS was not ready in April for a release. So we have to wait for feedback and wait for fixing existing bugs in different cases and environments. And for me this upgrade currently can't be performed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/1010427

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