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Questions tagged [release-management]

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

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The difference between Public & Release Keys [duplicate]

I was just trying to install Wine (in the hopes that it will later down the track enable me to just stick my cracked windows version of maple on my Linux system and it will magically just work out for ...
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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 18.04 i600 (Intel) [duplicate]

My note is not amd64, is i6006U, 64bit. Which release of Ubuntu 18.04 do I install? Thanks!
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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?

Wireshark version in ubuntu 14.04 LTS ppa is 1.12.1, but latest wireshark version is 2.6.0. Default php version is 5 but latest php version is 7. sudo apt-get install command is easy to install a ...
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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 LTS download be available? [duplicate]

It's already April 26 and there's still no download available on the official website. I have been waiting for almost a month for the release and have been pushing my college project for the same. ...
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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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Keep Ubuntu version

Is there any way to block the update of the Ubuntu version? I have version 16.04.3 and I want it to not update to 16.04.4. I do this: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade and my ...
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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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Which is the best way to do a phased release package updates?

I work on a company with multiple environments: dev, test, prod. We currently have a way to test the updates posted on the Ubuntu Repositories but is really complex and doesn't work properly. So we ...
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Roll back Ubuntu 16.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

Is it possible to downgrade my Ubuntu 16.04 installation to 14.04? I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04, but it is not compatible with my laptop. Most often I have to face ...
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Will Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus have LTS? [duplicate]

I've read over the information I can find on 17.04 Zesty Zapus https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes The only information I can go off of for official support: "Ubuntu 17.04 will be ...
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What are the meaning of Ubuntu code-names? [duplicate]

Do they have some special meaning related to the release version or they are just random names to sound cool?
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Resolving Ubuntu release version to release code name

I very frequently forget release name corresponding to my Ubuntu version. Is there an easy method (preferably command-line one) to go from say 11.10 -> Distro Name I know we have lsb_release -...
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Acquiring pre-releases/betas for unreleased distros for testing [duplicate]

Question Is there any way for the general public to get access to Ubuntu pre-release/beta ISOs or tarballs for testing? Background I currently help maintain a Linux product, and the bulk of our ...
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How do I know when Yakkety becomes available, from the repository?

According to the wiki, Yakkety is scheduled for it's final release on 2016-10-13. However, the repository is already there. I guess that this is a beta release. How do I know when it is final, ...
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man snapcraft gives nothing

Is there no manual page for the 'snapcraft' command or is my installation broken? I'd sure like to read more about 'snapcraft release [myproject] 1 candidate'. Once I release a candidate, how do I ...
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Command line utility displaying support information for packages and release?

Ubuntu has a command line utility that displays support date stats for a given installation, with at least summary information on packages that are or are not supported and the dates concerned. It is ...
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What is Ubuntu 16.05, 16.06, etc

What is the Ubuntu 16.03, 16.05, 15.11, etc? I was typing Ubuntu 16.04 and accidentally typed 16.03. I saw things like Ubuntu 16.03, 16.05, 16.01 on launchpad. They were milestones relating to the ...
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What version of Ubuntu comes after 'Z'? [duplicate]

I know that the Ubuntu names follow alphabetical order. Example: 12.04 was precise pangolin; 14.04 was trusty tahr; 16.04 is xenial xerus; 16.10 is yakkety yak. My question is, what's coming after ...
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Will upgrading Ubuntu remove installed software?

I am planning to upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and I was wondering if it will erase the installed software e.g., openCV, Unity Tweak Tool etc.
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How to programmatically query latest version/release of Ubuntu?

I'm using a script to build an unattended install ISO for some servers. A few weeks ago, Ubuntu incremented 14.04.3 to 14.04.4. The script I am using has the version number hard-coded into the script, ...
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How to remove kernels from previous release

See question How to remove kernels from previous release? which is marked as duplicate. I ask this again, because the question is special case and not handled in the answers for the related question. ...
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Can't upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

I am running into some trouble with this upgrade, I ran a "do-release-upgrade" and I guess that I wasn't paying attention and the system went from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 instead of 14.04 to 16.04. ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu edition come with the latest stable Linux kernel version?

I have recently noticed that the latest version of Ubuntu does not come with the latest stable Linux kernel version. For example, Kubuntu 16.04 LTS comes with Kernel 4.4.0-21-generic while the latest ...
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Why did Canonical drop support for Gimp and how to recover from it?

I was offered an upgrade to 16.04. During the upgrade, I saw this: I can kinda see why Expect and w3m are being dropped, but why Gimp? More importantly, how to do I find pre-built packages that I ...
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What are some interesting features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [closed]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has just been released and we are very eager to enjoy it. From its features, I have noticed headphone and some other driver support in Mac, new music and video interface, themes etc. ...
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Ubuntu latest LTS is now released, why can't I upgrade from previous LTS? And how can I force the upgrade? [duplicate]

Ubuntu Server 16.04 is now released. I have Ubuntu (server) 14.04.4 LTS, but when I try to do a do-release-upgrade it tells me that there are no upgrades available. Why? How can I upgrade my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - change from release to stable channel

Last week I installed a desktop and thought I should install Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus right away. That would prevent a later upgrade. As I understand in these last weeks nothing really changes, it's ...
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How does Ubuntu manage so many daily images?

From these pages, https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/daily/ and http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04/beta-2/, Ubuntu provides daily images for different releases (14.04 to 16.04), ...