I realize this question is a bit of a duplicate, but stack exchange won't let me comment on other questions/answers until you have 50 reputation, which seems a bit silly because it means the only way I can ask for or add clarification to an existing question is to open a whole new one.

This post asks the same question:

Why does do-release-upgrade on 12.04 system not find 14.04.1 upgrade?

But people keep saying "Wait for the point release." Yet if you read the question, the user did in fact specify the fact that the point release has been released. 14.04.1 has been out for 2 weeks today, and I still get this when I try to upgrade:

jeremy@server:~$ date
Fri Aug  8 09:38:28 CDT 2014
jeremy@server:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade 
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found

I don't want to use the -d or -p option to do-release-upgrade. I want to upgrade in the most correct/supported way possible. if I need to wait I'll wait. But I'm perplexed as to why it's been 2 weeks since the first LTS point release (14.04.1) has been released and my 12.04 systems still don't see it as an available upgrade path?

If the answer is wait, do we know why we're waiting or for how long?

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    Using the -d option will still put you on 14.04 and is supported (for the purposes of getting onto 14.04.x); it won't put you on 14.10. – saiarcot895 Aug 8 '14 at 15:45
  • Have a look here and maybe even more relevant here – Hannu Aug 8 '14 at 17:19
  • I understand that -d will put me on 14.04, but if there's a reason why the default upgrade isn't automatically moving me, I want to understand why. I don't want to risk production machine stability if the upgrade is deemed too risky to push out yet. My understanding is that the .1 release is supposed to be the one that's considered stable enough to push out automatically, but Ubuntu hasn't pushed it out. I'm assuming there's a reason why they haven't, but I can't find any communication that actually explains what's going on. – irwinr Aug 8 '14 at 17:38
  • The second link ^-- has it written out. – Hannu Aug 8 '14 at 17:41
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    Because there are features in 14.04 that I'd like to have. Why is it relevant "why I'm in a hurry?" We were told the upgrade would push out when the .1 release was released. It was released 2 weeks ago. It seems like a perfectly valid question to ask then why the upgrade hasn't been pushed? I don't understand why everyone continues to say "Wait for the point release" when the point release has been out for 2 weeks now. – irwinr Aug 8 '14 at 18:36

Looks like Update Manager is now prompting me to upgrade. I didn't even need to go to the command line.

I'd still like to know why it took 3 weeks from the release of 14.04.1 to get pushed out, or at least how to anticipate when it was getting pushed out.

It's hard to plan upgrades when you have no idea when the upgrade is going to be available.

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