Stable Release Updates (aka SRUs) are updates that come to ubuntu packages over the life of a stable release

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Why update manager is still showing a development release?

Though Ubuntu 14.04 has been officially released, update-manager -d says that the distribution will be upgraded to a development version, still in testing. Why? How long will I have to wait to have ...
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my ubuntu desktop did not download updates [duplicate]

my ubuntu desktop could not download update and give out this massage :- E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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Nice way to manage multiple Ubuntu servers

I need to manage 10+ ubuntu 12.04 servers running both inside a company network and on the internet. I am looking for an easy way to keep all boxes updated with the latest packages (without ...
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Synaptics broken

I was trying to install vlc player and I installed it manually: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc The install messed up and gave me ...
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Safe to install Linux Kernel 3.12?

Linux Kernel 3.12 is released but It's not available on Ubuntu's Software Updater. I can install it by this, but is it safe to install? I mean will it stable as 3.11? My current system is Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu13.04 64-bit software update fails

Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit desktop 2013/10/07. Default update manager fails, so the following transpired: $ sudo apt-get update Ign file: apt-build Release.gpg Get:1 file: apt-build Release [107 B] Err ...
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Will VLC from the Software Center receive the same updates as the stable PPA?

VLC 2.1.0 has been released. My computer runs 12.04 and the lastet VLC version is currently 2.0.8. Will the VLC 2.1.0 update be availabe for me as well (with a slight delay maybe), or is it ...
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How to free space in root directory and delete unnecessary kernel files?

Off late I am receiving continuous system alerts regarding low disk space in my root directory. I am given to understand that all my system updates are being saved in my root directory instead of my ...
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How to change default system updates folder in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 15r (dual booting with Windows 8). During installation, I had set aside 6GB for my root folder, 8GB for swap and about 20+ GB (don't remember exact ...
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When will Mono Runtime 3.2 be available in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know when Mono Runtime version 3.2 will be available with Ubuntu? The only stable released version I see is for MAC OS x. 3.2 has some things I need that 2.10 doesn't offer. Anyone know ...
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LibreOffice is not stable version

Why Ubuntu pre-installed LibreOffice using Release Candidate version (4.0.2.2) not a stable version (4.0.2)? I suspected that I have seen via distrowatch.com/ubuntu in packages list that using stable ...
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Amarok doesn't start after qt4-related ubuntu updates (from raring-updates)

Last Monday I updated my Ubuntu 13.04 and there were a bunch of qt4 related updates. (I don't know how to have a list of the updated packages which isn't taking a screenshot of Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Duplicate sources error while updating [duplicate]

I am a beginner with Ubuntu and any help is appreciated. When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I obtain at the end the following message: Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate ...
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What if NO update, security or otherwise is ever installed? [duplicate]

I am in need of expert advice: Our system admin who is new to Ubuntu in particular and *nix in general is reluctant to install any updates. His view is what if after installing updates the system ...
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How does ubuntu update system work?

Can someone tell me if every major LTS update inherits the features from normal ubuntu version?Meaning 12.04.2 inherited features from 12.10 and future 12.04.3 will get the features from 13.04?Or ...
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Problem booting after latest software update.

I have a Desktop i7 with an ATI HD6990. After the last update, my system is unable to boot properly. All I can access is a terminal. I can't access my files. Is everything lost? Here is a video I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update manager not offering 12.10 upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager doesn’t offer an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 i have 12.04 with all updates applied as of 11-17-12. Re-ran update manager and it does not offer 12.10 to ...
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Why does Ubuntu only support versions for a limited time (and what does it mean)?

Why is it that Ubuntu only support a version for a limited time? Since I have been on this site I have seen many references to particular versions not being supported. What does it actually mean? ...
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Are the Ubuntu ISO images updated From release .ubuntu.com

Just got idea from this(may not be related though) question however. Are the ISO images from the official site updated with updates in Core Ubuntu system , like Kernel Updates , desktop Environment ...
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Is is possible to get a patch included in the current release? If so, how?

So a while back I reported a bug in Compiz's Place Window plugin. It's a fairly major regression for people affected by it: mainly those using Gnome-Fallback, judging by the reports. A patch ...
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Updater offers 'Linux kernel headers 3.2.0 for version 64 bit x86 SMP' for my 32 bit system

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on 32 bit and the updater offers a security update 'Linux kernel headers' and 'Linux kernel image for version 64 bit x86 SMP'. Should I install this? And if not, why do I get ...
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Does Ubuntu update the installation media?

When Ubuntu publishes a patch to packages, do they update the install media? If I download a "live CD", will it be pre-patched? What about SRU (stable release updates)?
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What is the Policy for Updating grub-pc in LTS?

After having attempted an SRU request for a small patch to grub-pc for 10.04 LTS that fixes an issue that has left many people with unbootable servers nothing has been done for some time. The patch ...
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“Stable Release Publishing” part of developer.ubuntu.com?

Are non-commercial applications going to be published in the Software Center even if a new version of Ubuntu isn't out yet?
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How do I add the “proposed” repository?

I'm trying to either test a fix that's been proposed or I want to volunteer to test stable release updates before they are pushed out to general users, how can I enable the "proposed" repository?
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How to resume the upgrade of package downloads (10.04 -> 10.10)

I was trying to upgrade my 10.04 machine to 10.10 via the Update Manager. It was downloading the packages (was not installing it). Since I had to leave my place, I cancelled it in order to be able to ...
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What are the new features of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)?

Ubuntu 11.04 has been released. Is it worth to upgrade? My main usage is server side application development, are there interesting features for me in this release?
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Will the latest versions of Firefox be brought into old Ubuntu releases?

Will updated versions of Firefox land in old Ubuntu releases, such as Lucid and Maverick, when they are released by Mozilla?