Questions tagged [release-management]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
101 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

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 ...
31
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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. ...
-1
votes
2answers
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Why Ubuntu isn't moving its repository to old-releases anymore?

Since 17.10 Ubuntu has its archives still in Ubuntu Archives instead of old-releases. Is there any reason before this?
2
votes
1answer
743 views

“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'...
5
votes
2answers
890 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
418 views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
428 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
760 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
262 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
38 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
489 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
225 views

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!
3
votes
2answers
6k views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
201 views

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. ...
45
votes
2answers
18k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
66 views

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 ...
19
votes
4answers
107k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

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?
29
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

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......
0
votes
1answer
83 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
339 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
106 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
722 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
20k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
497 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 -...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...
44
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
-4
votes
2answers
700 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

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.
2
votes
0answers
63 views

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, ...