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do-release-upgrade: Failed to configure linux-image-generic (previous on backports kernel)

Because of hardware issues I was on backports-3.11-rc3-1 with Ubuntu 13.4 64bit. Now, after a while I initialized do-release-upgrade. The process stopped with the message that the configuration of ...
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Do kernel backports need to be reapplied each time kernel updates to new version?

When a user backports a driver from a new kernel (as detailed here), does this backport need to be re-applied each time the kernel updates, e.g. if there was an automatic security update from kernel ...
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...
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Installing the 3.5 kernel backport for 12.04

I would like to install the 3.5 kernel backport to 12.04 as per the answer to this question.. The solution is to install the package linux-generic-lts-quantal. However, in the release docs and the ...
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Why are only some versions of the kernel backported to certain releases?

With regard to kernels and backports, I noted a backported kernel available to 10.04 LTS builds, slightly older than the cutting-edge kernels in 10.10. Any reason for a lack of backports for them? ...