the question may be a little impatient... but february 9th is over in every timezone; and this is the announced release date for 16.04.2.

but on the official download page 16.04.02 is not (yet) available.

has there been an announcement of an additional delay? or is it just my impatience that is getting the better of me?

UPDATE (Tue Feb 14 11:42:15 UTC 2017; i.e. feb 14 in all timezones)

as stated by answers below:

$ lsb_release -av
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release:    16.04
Codename:   xenial

an installed system will update itself to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS but there are still no .isos on the official download page.

the status on the qa site does not look promising yet...

UPDATE (Fri Feb 17 2017 11:00:00 UTC)

Updated ISO files have finally been released. You can now download the .iso files for both desktop and server editions.

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    I would leave it up for a few days and then close it, in case others look for the answer.
    – user68186
    Feb 10, 2017 at 14:15

2 Answers 2


Edit :

Ubuntu 16.04.2 will not automatically install newer kernel and X.org stack by default. Switching to Hardware Enablement Stack is optional.

To install 16.04.2 HWE Stack, run

sudo apt install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

Also, updated ISOs are now available.

Source1, Source2

Here is the change summary.

I actually have 16.04.2 right now! (But updated ISOs are not available yet)

Ubuntu 16.04.2 has been delayed till Monday. Read more about it.

Local time & date in India as of this writing : 8:30 PM, Feb 10th.

I installed Ubuntu 16.10's kernel on Ubuntu 16.04.1 about a week ago. See this for more info.

Yesterday(9th Feb) I got the Mesa 12.0.6 ( planned for 16.04.2 ) and linux-firmware 1.157.8 updates through update manager.

Now my lsb_release -a output says that I have Ubuntu 16.04.2.


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  • thanks! could you add the phoronix and softpedia links from your comments? you were the first to point these out; then i could accept your answer. Feb 10, 2017 at 14:50
  • Can i use this command to upgrade 14.04 to 16.04.2? Feb 15, 2017 at 10:53


Yes, there was a last minute delay.

Source: http://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-16.04.2-LTS-LM-Delay

Hope this helps

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