As the topic states I want to upgrade my 12.04.2 to newest raring lts kernel and HWE.

Now I have:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release:        12.04
Codename:       precise

Linux NAS 3.5.0-28-generic #48~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 24 21:42:24 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Some history: Originally installed 12.04.1 LTS, then upgraded to 12.04.2, and some time ago I've upgraded kernel and HWE to quantal by installing:

linux-generic-lts-quantal and xserver-xorg-lts-quantal

Now I'd like to the same but to raring. And there lies the problem, as linux-generic-lts-raring exists but xserver-xorg-lts-raring does not. Did the procedure change, or I'll have to wait a bit for xserver to show up in the repos ?


The xserver-xorg-lts-raring package was on proposed repository for a while, but I just checked again and it's now available on main. I have only the regular repositories enabled (no proposed nor backports) and was able to install it alongside linux-generic-lts-raring and it's running fine on my system.

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  • I'm trying to do it, but after installing linux-generic-lts-raring and a restart I can't install xserver-xorg-lts-raring because of these conficts: xserver-xorg-lts-raring: W konflikcie z: libgl1-mesa-glx (>= 0~) W konflikcie z: libgl1-mesa-glx (>= 0~) W konflikcie z: libglapi-mesa (>= 0~) W konflikcie z: libglapi-mesa (>= 0~) – Szafran Jul 29 '13 at 20:38
  • I've managed to install it after manually remove conflicting packages (and a whole lot of other packages). Did anyone had problems with mdadm RAID5 after upgrading kernels to lts-raring ? Mine droped out one disk (no disk errors in logs - SMART is clean) – Szafran Jul 29 '13 at 21:54

According to the Ubuntu X team's R-series LTS backport page,

The official hardware enablement stack will be officially released as part of the 12.04.3 update.

And according to the Precise Pangolin Release Schedule, this will happen on 15 August 2013.

The upgrade policy around this is shown under the Kernel/LTSEnablementStack page.

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  • So... Is it safe for now to just upgrade the kernel to lts-raring ? – Szafran May 20 '13 at 13:36
  • I don't know. Ask on IRC and find out? :-) – Emil Sit May 20 '13 at 14:25

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