Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS released

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 21 18:25:30 GMT 2008

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS, the
second maintenance release of "Dapper Drake". This release includes updated
Server installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

About Ubuntu

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servers, with a fast and easy install and regular releases.  A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
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To Get Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS

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About Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS

This is the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, which
continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes
until June 2009 on desktops and June 2011 on servers.  This
maintenance release focuses on improving hardware support for popular
server platforms, including updated server installation media.

Over 600 post-release updates have been integrated, so that fewer
updates will need to be downloaded after installation, and a number of
bugs in the installation system have been corrected.  These include
security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a
focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for a list of Ubuntu security updates.
As of 2008-01-10, all updates affecting packages on the CD have been

A summary of notable updates follows.  See
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu for specific information about a
particular bug number.

Server updates

Hardware-independent installer fixes:

 * Configuring LVM with using RAID partitions as physical volumes
   works now. (#22899)

 * An occasional indefinite hang during installation on multiprocessor
   systems has been fixed. (#62986)

Installation on HP ProLiant DL3xx server platforms:

 * Detection of the DAC960 RAID controller (#31035)

 * Detection of HP Virtual Keyboard (#55495)
 * Detection of Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 (#73647)

 * Installation of Lilo with the HP/Compaq SmartArray RAID controller

Installation on Dell PowerEdge server platforms:

 * Detection of I2O-based hardware RAID controllers, such
   as the Adaptec 2xxx series (#22220)

 * Detection and handling of PERC/MegaRaid controllers (#32752,
   #55138, #56854)

Desktop Updates

 * Fix polling of CD-ROMs which previously caused problems like failed
   hibernation, failed hotswapping CD drives, and lockups. (#58953)

 * Fix the Gnome printer notification icon and other printing client programs
   getting stuck in an endless loop, consuming 100% CPU resources. (#44196)

General Updates

 * Handling of proxy disabling (Acquire::http::Proxy "false") in
   apt configuration (#47044)

 * NFS mounts on 64 bit platforms (#89801) 

 * Printing of documents with certain international characters in
   the title (#57445)

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