Questions about the release procedures for a release, including policies, stable release updates, and distribution upgrades.

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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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Upgrades from previous versions

I have couple of questions about upgrades: Why is Ubuntu still including the release name in the sources.list? The package manager could get this information from /etc/lsb-release. And it's really ...
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MD5 mismatch on my 12.04 ISO, what is going on?

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ This page also has a link to file showing the respective MD5 hashes for each file The page shows ...
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Why is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next?

I'm following the upgrade instructions on Ubuntu's website, but on launching the upgrade tool I get this response: Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found Am I doing something wrong? ...
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Where can I download the latest release of Ubuntu?

A new version of Ubuntu has been released. I still can't find it on ubuntu.com. Where can it be downloaded from, or is it the only way to install it using update-manager to upgrade an existing ...
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Updating server to 12.04 on release [closed]

I'm currently running a lamp server using Ubuntu 11.10. With the release of 12.04 this week I'm wondering whether I should update to 12.04 right away or if I should wait some time. Thanks for ...
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What is the recommended method for getting & installing updates for an Alpha or Beta release?

I am new and do not, of course, know a lot about installing and maintaining an Ubuntu release. One of the "tricks" I have learned to use is sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade to ...
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Is it possible to skip an LTS upgrade?

If you want to upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04, then you'll need to follow the upgrade path; 10.10 > 11.04 > 11.10 > 12.04. However, with LTS versions, you can upgrade directly, so that you can upgrade ...
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Are the alpha or beta releases more/less stable than the daily builds?

I have some related questions: In general, are the alpha or beta releases more/less stable than the daily builds? If the answer to 1 is yes, then if I install the alpha/beta and apt-get upgrade, ...
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What will happen when the Code Names of the Ubuntu releases get to Z [closed]

The last release was Natty Narwhal (Letter N) for the 11.04. Then it was Oneiric Ocelot (Letter O) for the 11.10. This time, the newest one will be Precise Pangolin (Letter P) for the 12.04. At this ...
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Why does Ubuntu release version at x.04 and x.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the meaning of version numbering of ubuntu? Why does Ubuntu release at versions x.04 and x.10? Eg. 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 etc
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How does Ubuntu support work

Each Ubuntu version have declared end of support date. For example current Oneiric will be supported till April 2013. What does that mean and what happens by that time? If a bug is found in one of ...
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How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?

What are the different ways I can use to upgrade Ubuntu from one release to another?
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Why is the 11.10 ISO so much larger than the 11.04 one?

Wanted to download Ubuntu and I just saw that ubuntu-11.04-dvd-amd64.iso is 4GB while the ubuntu-11.10-dvd-amd64.iso is only 1.5GB. Why the difference in size? Is there something missing form 11.10? ...
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What are point releases in LTS versions?

There are so called "point releases" for LTS versions of Ubuntu. 10.04.3 for instance. What are those "point releases" releases?
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What Ubuntu alternatives will still be supported after 12.04

I have read today that Kubuntu might not be supported after the 12.04 release. Is this true? and if yes, what other ubuntu alternatives have the same fate and why?
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Are existing updates available after end of support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I am using Ubuntu 11.04 at the moment. I like GNOME 2 and its classic desktop environment. I would ...
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Difference between “daily-live”, “daily-preinstalled” & “daily”?

What are difference between "daily-live", "daily-preinstalled" & "daily" builds of Precise on http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/?
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What can I do to make my Ubuntu upgrade go as smoothly as possible?

In the past, I've upgraded Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 using the auto-upgrade function. Unfortunately, the upgrade didn't go very well, and I ended up with a broken 11.04. Because of that, I had to ...
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How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release?

Recently I have installed an older version of Ubuntu on my old machine. When ever I am trying to install any software it is giving error sudo -i apt-get install vlc The error being flagged is under ...
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Who compiles all the packages that are part of ubuntu?

When an Ubuntu release is being made who compiles all the versions of the programs that are part of ubuntu and determines which version will ship with the release. For example, which version of ...
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Will Ubuntu become rolling distro?

About a year ago I've read that Ubuntu is considering to become a rolling distro. Since then I couldn't found any fresher news about the topic. Anyone has official information about the transition?
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Can I get an updated ISO with all the updates already applied?

I'm going to install Ubuntu on my other PC, but the thing is that after installing Ubuntu it's going to update more than 208 MB and I don't want to update 208 MB after installation. Is there any way ...
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Will an upgrade install all main ubuntu desktop package?

I installed Ubuntu and removed some default Ubuntu packages such as unity and scroll overlay. Will this packages be installed again if I upgrade to the next release of Ubuntu?
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Why did Firefox 8 work with Windows XP but not (initially) with Ubuntu's OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't Firefox 8.0 available as an update in the Update Manager? Windows XP is over 10 years old now. And yet on the day that Firefox 8 came out, it installed and ...
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Where have the 9.10 CD images gone? [closed]

My installation scripts rely on downloading Karmic, but they seem to have disappeared. They were there a couple of weeks ago I believe. Any advice would be very welcome. Sorry more info, Using Mint ...
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Installing packages to end-of-lifed Ubuntu editions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? i currently have 8.10 on my machine which for some reasons i can not upgrade to latest version and i ...
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Are there any other sources for Ubuntu 9.10?

I am now using ubuntu 11.10 but I would like to download ubuntu 9.10 for testing purposes (Compiz experimental plugins). My bandwith is very slow, so I am using a download manager that will support ...
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Differences Between 10.04 and 11.10

I have no experience with Linux. I bought a book (Beginner's Guide) but it is for 10.04. Should I download 10.04 so it matches the book or use 11.10 with the book, assuming they are pretty similar?
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Downgrade Ubuntu 11.10 to older release (8.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Is it possible to preform a full downgrade (not a reinstall) of Ubuntu? The reason is that I cannot get internet to work ...
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What time (Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)) will Ubuntu 11.10 be released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available? just wondering what time Oneric becomes publicly available as a stable instead of beta.
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At what time will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available?

Every six months a new Ubuntu version will be released. Does anyone know at which time this will be?
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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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Is there any hope of Remnant's monthly release proposal going active? [closed]

After reading Scott James Remnant's monthly release proposal for ubuntu (http://netsplit.com/2011/09/08/new-ubuntu-release-process/), I developed great hope that this might actually happen. I very ...
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When is Precise Pangolin being released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available? When is 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" (the next LTS) being released? It has been announced here.
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Make a complete new installation, or upgrade continuously to new releases?

I have an Ubuntu system, which has been upgraded to the actual release since 9.04. Now I am wondering if upgrading during such a long time has any disadvantages. Can I relay on the upgrading process ...
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Quickly error in “Hello-World” app - ERROR: release command failed [closed]

I get an error in quickly with the Hello World application. The error says ERROR: release command failedCan anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance. ...
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What extra packages are available on the DVD that are not on the CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is on the DVD Edition of Ubuntu? I read in the release notes that there is a new DVD release of Ubuntu with extra packages not found on the CD: With 11.10 Beta ...
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Pros and Cons of LTS Vs. Normal Release [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between a Long Term Support Release and a Normal Release? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) today. At the moment, I do not wish to upgrade to ...
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Does an LTS desktop get any updates after three years?

In cleaning up an answer today, I noted the following: LTS desktops get updates for three years LTS servers get updates for five years An Ubuntu desktop is (essentially) a superset of server ...
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Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10?

According to this, The default email client for Ubuntu 11.10 will be Thunderbird instead of Evolution. I've used Evolution since Ubuntu 9.10; I've always used the default applications because I ...
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How safe is it to use the “ubuntu+1”?

How safe is it to have a system like that - always on "ubuntu+1" (or Debian sid, for that matter)?
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Is it normal for Alpha versions to randomly uninstall packages?

I've been running Oneiric Alpha on a laptop, since the ati drivers in natty aren't new enough for the hardware. In general it's worked well; naturally there are the occasional crashes and bug reports. ...
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How to perform a distribution upgrade using apt-fast?

My distribution upgrade from natty to ocelot has been running on and off for quite some time. The speeds at which it downloads is really slow, and I was wondering if there was a way to use the ...
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Why is Karmic (9.10) neither available from “releases” nor from “old-releases”?

I need to upgrade an old install of Jaunty (9.04). Following the guide from here, I wanted to download a CD image for Karmic, but it's neither available from http://releases.ubuntu.com nor from ...
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How do I update when using a development release? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the recommended method for getting & installing updates for an Ubuntu (alpha or) beta release? I've installed 11.10 Alpha2 in a virtual machine (Virtualbox). ...
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Does auto updating work across major versions?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and installing regular automatic updates. Since 11.10 is out, I expected it will be auto upgraded, but no, I'm still: $ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 11.04 Now I want for example ...
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When will the next LTS version of Ubuntu be released? [duplicate]

I am a bit confused about the release schedule of Ubuntu. AFAIK, it releases a new version every 6 months right? How about the LTS version?
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When will Firefox 5 be in the official repositories?

Firefox 5 has been released today, so I want to know when Firefox 5 will be in the official Natty repositories. I don't want to upgrade using a PPA.
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How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version?

I just installed a new version of Ubuntu and I want to roll it back to the previous version. How can I do that? Is that even possible?