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How does Ubuntu LTS work?

With the 14.04.3 out are the prior releases of 14.04 (14.04.1, 14.04.2) fully supported or Canonical expect users to upgrade to 14.04.3 as soon as possible ?
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How to call gmaven plugin from maven release:perform

I am working on a requirement to run groovy script when release:perform is executed. For this i had defined 2 plugins in pom.xml, please refer below for plugin definitions. ..... <plugin> ...
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What, exactly if 'fixed' in a Fixed Release Distro

if I use a fixed release distribution (Ubuntu/Mint) as opposed to a rolling release distro, exactly what is not updated, what is 'fixed' in place? I update the kernel whenever a new version becomes ...
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Trouble specifying the release from apt

I'm running a system based on Ubuntu Trusty. I added the source entries for Vivid (not binary) deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main restricted universe multiverse deb-src ...
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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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Security of Ubuntu flavours, especially Kubuntu

Does Kubuntu gets the same level of OS security as Ubuntu with the Unity desktop? Does Ubuntu developers offer special security updates to the unity desktop, or security is only dependent on the ...
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How to see what is new when I get a ubuntu touch update?

I'm working with my Ubuntu Touch BQ Aquaris phone for a month now but I can't seem to find out what the new features are when I get an update. For instance, today I got an update to 14.10 (R21). Where ...
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Does version 12.03 exist? [duplicate]

I want to know whether Ubuntu 12.03 exists? If yes please provide me the download link.
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Does Ubuntu keep itself in sync with Debian updates?

I am new to linux stuff and my current choice is Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I understand that Ubuntu is forked/branched from Debian, and it adds some user friendly components on top. of-course the original ...
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What would be the different features of Ubuntu 15.04?

What would be the different features of Ubuntu 15.04 compared to so far releases?
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if move from 12.04 to 14.04, will I have to reinstall mysql or apache?

I will use the "do-release-upgrade" command to move from 12.04 to 14.04. I would prefer not to get involved in having to upgrade or reinstall services. Will apache2 and mysql continue to run after the ...
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Where is the official new Ubuntu release feature list?

I tried to find the official feature list of new Ubuntu release. Could not find it with my favorite search engine and not in the Ubuntu-wiki. I want to see if systemd is included. I could find a lot ...
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Unable to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 “Cannot Calculate Upgrades”

I just finished backing up my system and when I try to upgrade to Utopic Unicorn, I get the error "Cannot Calculate the upgrades." I ran the upgrade by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo ...
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What is a reliable, authoritative source to find out what the latest stable release of Ubuntu is?

What is a reliable, authoritative source to find out what the latest stable release of Ubuntu is (if there is one)? Ideally this should exist somewhere fixed on the web, and should always tell you ...
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Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu?

Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? The story of the 1st release being named "Warty Warthog", because it lacked polish, is well know, but why didn't they continue ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...
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How and when is old-releases.ubuntu.com updated?

The old-releases.ubuntu.com mirror hosts the repositories for EOL Ubuntu releases. The main page currently lists up to 11.10 (or 12.04.3 if you count point upgrades), but the dists page lists up to ...
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Kernel update plans for Ubuntu

Is there a site where we can see which kernels we will most likely be getting with upcoming Ubuntu releases? I'm personally thinking if I should install the 3.13.7.x kernel manually or waiting to get ...
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What are the old-release alternatives for http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu?

I'm trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 11.04 to the latest supported version. As usually when dealing with linux, I'm having a lot of fun. I have found a answer that suggests to re-map the ...
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Ubuntu Trusty - corresponding Debian release? Wheezy or Squeeze?

I want to install Dotdeb on Ubuntu trusty, Release 14.04 and I was wondering which version of the available packages for Debian I should choose. Wheezy or Squeeze?
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Where do I get all of the versions of Ubuntu + Flavors

This took me several days to do. If it doesn't render right, I made and test it for Firefox(with zoom 100%) version 31 since it comes default with Ubuntu. Please note, that after 14.10 comes out to ...
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Exactly what updates will I get with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [closed]

Exactly what updates will I get with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Am I going to get updates on the Unity3D interface? The window manager? The core system? software like Firefox, VLC etc?
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Where is bitcoind package? [closed]

I can't find bitcoind packages. # apt-cache search bitcoin bfgminer - multi-threaded multi-pool ASIC, FPGA and GPU bitcoin miner cgminer - multi-threaded multi-pool Bitcoin miner electrum - Easy to ...
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“Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support”

My ubuntu system now says; Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07. aug. 2014. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel and graphics ...
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differences are between “precise” and “precise-updates” and “precise-backports”?

In /etc/apt/source.list, deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Release configuration problem with Synaptic Package Manager

I recently updated my Ubuntu 10 (lucid) to 14 (trusty). Now the synaptic package manager refuses to start saying: E: The value 'lucid' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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Why I don't see LTS on the ISO filename downloaded?

I downloaded this Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a mac plus the windows version but I don't see LTS on the ISO file name. Any hint?
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WIll EOL releases no longer be archived?

According to this How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? question, EOL releases are archived to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com. But currently, I cannot see Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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What have become of Ubuntu JeOS? Does it have a successor?

A while ago Ubuntu had a variant called "JeOS" (J ust e nough O perating S ystem). It was a minimal CD image (.iso) that one could use to get a minimal operating system installation, that could be ...
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How can I get Ubuntu? . I cant download it [duplicate]

Ever since I got my laptop, I have been wanting to explore Ubuntu. But unluckily, I can't download it because I do not have an internet connection. I have tried many times, but downloading it from ...
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What is a good workflow to develop/test/release packages via apt repositories?

We are currently looking for a workflow to manage Ubuntu packages and releases within apt repositories. Until now our small team did the development in git. One occasionally used the master branch to ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu Server 11.04 signature error [duplicate]

Hope somebody can point me in the right direction. When i do a do-release-upgrade i get an error about signature. sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new ubuntu release Your Ubuntu release is not ...
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What is “Feature Definition Freeze”?

In the Trusty Tahr release schedule there are two phases called Feature Definition Freeze and Feature Freeze. It is pretty clear what the latter means but the wiki description of the first is not so ...
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Updates for Ubuntu LTS Desktop versus LTS Server

I still have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop on my systems. 10.04 Desktop has reached end of life. I understand that means there will be no more security updates for this product. Is that correct? Ubuntu ...
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Where I can see Lintian build logs?

As a mainly Debian user, I love to see the PTS with several reports about all the packages for Debian repositories, including Lintian reports. I've check out the Testing Tracker but I haven't seen ...
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When does Ubuntu development begins on the next version after the current release?

When does Ubuntu development begins on the next version after the current release? Is it like 2 months after the current release, several weeks? I am just wondering, since I want the daily build of ...
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How do I get the disk image daily build of the current development version?

I was wounding how can I tried the daily-build of Ubuntu, if development has began? I want to try it because I like the bleeding edge of software.
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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Is it possible to know which recognized flavor I am running using terminal?

I have a set of functions in bash script which I want to run only on particular flavors of Ubuntu. For example, I want to run the following if I am running Unity: gsettings set ...
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Precise to Trusty Upgrade? No Notification so far [duplicate]

I checked the settings of my update manager (cf picture below), but I have received no notification so far for Trusty, I was wondering if this was normal, or if I would have to install it manually? ...
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How to get Ubuntu distribution's full code name?

$ lsb_release -c Codename: trusty $ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 14.04 LTS \n \l $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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What are the 3 flavours in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I can find these 3 flavours on Ubuntu download page, but previously, I could find only 32 and 64 bit versions. Can anybody explain about each? 64-bit 32-bit (for machines with less than 2GB RAM) ...
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I can't start the upgrade form 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I first ran sudo apt-get update, then tried the following commands and they all failed sudo do-release-upgrade sudo do-release-upgrade -d sudo do-release-upgrade -p Each of the previous commands ...
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Why I had redirected while downloading Ubuntu ISO?

Usually when I download a Ubuntu ISO from Ubuntu.com, I got it from *.Ubuntu.com path, a while ago; when I started the 14.04 Download, I got redirected to ...
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How do I ensure my upgraded server remains on the LTS?

I'd like to upgrade my server from non-LTS (Saucy) to the new LTS (Trusty Tahr). In other words, once Ubuntu 14.10 will be out (next scheduled release after 14.04), I would like to remain on the LTS ...
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From where to download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

When I am going to download ubuntu desktop on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/, I can not see ubuntu 14.04, there is only 12.04 and 13.10. From where can I download the final ubuntu14.04 lts ...
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Is Python 2 removed from 14.04 CD images?

I haven't seen an update on the status of removing Python 2 from the CD images, and this page has last been updated late 2013.
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Will there be armel images for 14.04?

Looking at this page, it looks like armel arch will not be provided for 14.04. I'd that the case? Why so and when did this happen? As a sidenote, I run armel 12.04 on my embedded systems, and haven't ...
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Specify point release on d-i preseeding

Can I specify point release, say, "12.04.3" instead of "precise" in preseed.cfg for kickstart installation? When I specify precise in d-i mirror/suite like d-i mirror/suite precise it will ...
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What was the first version of Ubuntu and where can I find it?

This wiki page lists Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) as the first Ubuntu released by Canonical Ltd. But I wanted to know whether there ever was an Ubuntu 1.x, as in Windows or Mac OS. If yes, is it ...