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

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Is there Ubuntu Unstable/Development, like Debian Sid (Unstable)?

I'd like to install such Ubuntu that it has always most recent APT packages. For example if new CLang is released then I want to have it in my Ubuntu in one or two weeks. Is there anything in Ubuntu ...
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Updation Error on ubuntu 20.04

W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu focal ...
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Unable to update from Ubuntu 20.04 ro 20.10

I am trying to update my system from 20.04 to 20.10 If I try through the Update Manager after installing all available updates I am toldI am up to date but that 20.10 is available. Click on Update ...
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When Ubuntu 21.04 will release? [duplicate]

When Ubuntu 21.04 will release? I'm waiting from the beginning of this year.
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How do module updates get propagated to LTS users?

I (and others) recently had an issue with the input-wacom module which has been fixed by the developers. I tested it by manually compilng the module and the maintainers have now released the fix and ...
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Where dowload Ubuntu 20.4.1 ISO not-live

I wanto to install UUb-20.4.1_x64 on vmware but when I to downloaded ISO release, always is live-server, when I to created the repo in /etc/apt/source.list (echo "deb file:/mnt/ $(lsb_release -cs)...
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OS upgrade forced in steps

Is it by design that Ubuntu 18.04 will not upgrade to 20.10 immediately? I set my os update setting to ‘normal’ which means it will match any OS upgrade, not just lts. Yet, the OS update for 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu Eoan: release does not have a Release file [closed]

I've got the following errors below, the release files appear to be missing from the website: Ign:1 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan InRelease Ign:2 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu ...
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All Kubuntu releases?

I would like to know if ALL Kubuntu releases are available in the way the Ubuntu-proper releases are at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/, from 4.10 to 20.10 I would like to take a look at some ...
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Removing an installed release

I installed a release like this $ curl -fSL -o "/usr/local/bin/logcli.gz" "https://github.com/grafana/logcli/releases/download/v0.3.0/logcli-linux-amd64.gz" $ gunzip "/usr/...
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Do Ubuntu interim release repositories contain beta versions of packages?

Can't check it right now since there is no interim version available for download - the only option is 20.04 LTS. So, are the repositories for say 20.10 going to include beta versions of packages? Its ...
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Cannot print after Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade

After I upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04, I am able to scan from my Canon MP190 printer but it does not print. An internet search shows that this is a common fault. Can a software update be expected? ...
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Why does “uname -o” return GNU/Linux instead of Ubuntu?

I known that the uname -o command will display the operating system. But when I run that on Ubuntu 20.04, I get GNU/Linux not Ubuntu. Why is it like this?
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Where can a find Ubuntu minor releases change log?

Where can a see online Ubuntu minor releases change log / release log? Google or search here did not help. I've only found the major release notes. For instance, I want to see what minor releases ...
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Deskop shows green dots and skip some letter after upgrading from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04, software looks working fine, but the main GNOME desktop screen is showing these green lines. Also Gedit text icon in the Dock has some buggy look and some ...
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End of Standard Support and End of Life

What do these terms mean? End of Standard Support End of Life Does this mean that I can't use this specific Ubuntu version, or something else?
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Launchpad Release file missing

When I started Software Updater in 18.04 this error occurred but the update went on and completed E:The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/sbackup-team/stable/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a ...
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Install an old OpenShot release in Ubuntu 18.04

OpenShot is a free video editing software. In 2017, developpers updated it in a QT version. Recently I moved to Ubuntu 18.04 instead of 16.04 so I had no choice and had to use the new version of ...
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Why is Python 2.7 still the default Python version in Ubuntu?

According to official documentation of Python, Python2.7 support will end near in future. DEPRECATION: Python 2.7 will reach the end of its life on January 1st, 2020. Please upgrade your Python as ...
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The repository does not contain the Release file [duplicate]

When I wanted to update packages I run sudo apt-get update but I got this error: The repository “http://ppa.launchpad.net/chris-lea/node.js/ubuntu disco Release” does not contain the Release file. ...
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i dont know how to get ubuntu software i keep getting a message that it can not find it

i do not have the Ubuntu software manager on my system i have tried using the terminal to get it using the codes but it wont let me i keep getting the same message like try another way what other way ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu moving its repositories to old-releases anymore?

Since 17.10 Ubuntu has its archives still in Ubuntu Archives instead of old-releases. Is there any reason for this?
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“No new release found” when upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS?

I'm trying to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS. When I go to do-release-upgrade, though, I get a message "no new release found." I've tried editing (or not editing) /update-manager/release-upgrades; I'...
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End-of-life vs. end-of-support vs. moving of repositories

So, I am still using 14.04 at the moment and I know that end-of-support is coming at the end of this month unless you have extended security maintenance (which I don't). However, I am a bit confused ...
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The packages for old releases are not available anymore?

I am trying to find specific packages that were available in old releases of Ubuntu, but have been removed from current ones. I can download images of all CDs the old releases had (http://old-...
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I have to install Ubuntu without deleting the partition and losing the data [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in system but the problem is that I don't want to lose my personal data and disk partitions. Please don't suggest me for Dual Boot or to install Ubuntu with virtualbox/vmware.
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Large delay between release of package update and availability in update manager

On my Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop, I regularly (usually multiple times per week) check for updates via the update manager GUI and install all updates that are shown as available. Today, and this was ...
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Why was 17.10.1 released?

I just noticed when going back through the releases that 17.10 was released as usual, but then 17.10.1 was subsequently released. This is not normal - the standard release cycle only has point ...
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Ubuntu installation for previous versions. (16.04.4)

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04.4 version from archive.ubuntu.com repository. however i could always install only 16.04.5..is there a specific method where i can install previous versions within a ...
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Does Ubuntu fix bugs in LTS versions?

There is a long-standing bug 1211110 in network-manager that is present in Ubuntu 13.04 up to 16.10 leading to the addition of default gateway to /etc/resolv.conf and possible DNS leakage while using ...
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Why isn't MariaDB 10.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic)?

I'm just trying to understand the release process here, Ubuntu 18.04 had a Debian feature freeze on 2018-03-01. MariaDB 10.2 has a general release on 2017-03-23 That means the General Release for ...
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How to know default software version for all Ubuntu software for a specific Ubuntu version?

The Wireshark version in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is 1.12.1, but the latest Wireshark version is 2.6.0. The default php version is 5 but the latest php version is 7. The sudo apt-get install command easily ...
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How do I force a key release event for fn+arrows (home,end,pgup,pgdn)

This is the same problem asked before, but the “solution” was along the lines of “the problem went away after an update and reboot” which was purely serendipitous, as I tried installing the same ...
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Browsing internet and using other applications during a distro upgrade?

I'm upgrading from 16.04 to 17.10 and received the warning about closing applications to avoid losing data. Does this apply to web browsing and/or music streaming services? Am I risking anything by ...
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Cannot do-release-upgrade from kubuntu 17.10 to bionic beaver

always if I try start do-release-upgrade ( equal with sudo or as root ) I got the message: root@mbc-workstation:~# do-release-upgrade Neue Veröffentlichungen von Ubuntu werden gesucht *(German means: ...
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When will PHP 7.0.30 be available in official repositories?

There are security vulnerabilities in php 7.0.28. I was wondering if there is a timeline of when I can expect 7.0.30 to be available in official repositories. Thank you!
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I can't upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 from 17.10 [duplicate]

I have tried using do-release-upgrade. It shows no release found I tried using do-release-upgrade -d. It says development releases can only be upgraded from LTS releases I tried sudo update-...
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When will Ubuntu 18.04 release and at what time? [duplicate]

I heard that April 26 will be the day Ubuntu 18.04 is going to be releasing its stable version. Is it possible to know in advance at what time?
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How come Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has a 32bit iso installer?

As mentioned in the Bionic Beaver release notes, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will not have a 32 bit Desktop Image Installer. But in the beta 1 release it has 32bit Desktop Images. This is little off topic, but ...
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How does unattended-upgrades handle new releases?

If I've installed unattended-upgrades what will happen when a new release comes out? Will I keep getting new packages for my installed release, or will my system upgrade to the new release?
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Where is 16.04.4 LTS?

While I was just reading through the Xenial Xerus Release Schedule, I saw the next point release, being 16.04.4 LTS on February 15th, 2018. I was waiting 4 days for it. On the release date, I ...
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What can I do to get my package from Debian unstable to next Ubuntu LTS?

My package was just accepted into Debian unstable. There is about 20 days till the feature freeze of next Ubuntu LTS and I'd like to get my package in. Will it get pulled in automatically? Is there ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 Yakketty won't update. Can I fix it, or should I get 16.04, or 17.10? [duplicate]

So I had a beautiful system running real nice up until I wanted to set up an old webcam last night. I did sudo apt-get update and got this: Fetched 1,475 B in 3min 25s (7 B/s) Reading package lists......
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Are there unattended-upgrades security upgrades when LTS is over? [duplicate]

Are there security upgrades when LTS is over, at least form unattended-upgrades? That is, if I installed some Ubuntu and we reached some year and my LTS is over but I have an Ubuntu-Nginx server ...
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Creating ppa for other ubuntu releases

I have ppa for the ubuntu 17.10 artful release. Now i want my ppa to work in ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 release so do i have to create seperate ppa for other releases or there is any way to install my ...
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Why does Kubuntu and Xubuntu 16.04 LTS support end sooner than the official Ubuntu EOL date?

I was searching info for 16.04.3 LTS (for Kubuntu & Xubuntu). It was great to find out about the cool features of those Ubuntu distributions. However, I found something unusual; the EOL date of ...
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Which branch am I on?

After doing a do-release-upgrade -d about a month ago, I switched, as intended, to the development branch (-d) of Ubuntu 17.10. Now, after its final release, I would like to confirm that I am back to ...
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Will ubuntu-server have alpha/beta releases for 17.10?

I am working on enabling Ubuntu 17.10 on a server. In order to do so I want to download ubuntu-server image for alpha2 but it is not present on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/ I have seen ...
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Are LTS codenames specifically intended to imply reliability?

Looking at the list of codenames, it seems that the LTS codenames imply or suggest reliability, polish or ease-of-use, while the non-LTS codenames suggest traits other than reliability, such as ...
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How frequently is Ubuntu Gnome ISO updated? (Non LTS)

Question How frequently does the Ubuntu Gnome ISO get updated to include the latest available security patches and other bug fixes? And how can I find out that the ISO has been updated? Or does it ...

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