Backport latest stable virtualization packages to LTS

Andrew Martin amartin at
Fri May 29 20:27:33 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martinx - ジェームズ" <thiagocmartinsc at>
> To: "Andrew Martin" <amartin at>, ubuntu-devel-discuss at
> Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 1:46:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Backport latest stable virtualization packages to LTS
> Hey Andrew,
> Both new QEmu and new Libvirt are available to Ubuntu Trusty, fully
> supported.
> Just install your Trusty and run the following commands:
> add-apt-repository cloud-archive:kilo
> apt-get update
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> or
> apt-get install ubuntu-virt-server
> That's it!

Hi Martinx,

Thanks for the clarification; I am glad to hear that the Cloud Archive
PPA is fully supported for non-OpenStack deployments too. It looks like
the Kilo release is only going to be supported for 18 months, not the
full 5-year period of the trusty LTS:

Because of this, should I be switching to the cloud-archive:mxxxx ppa
once it is made available? Is this the recommended path for updated
support of libvirt and qemu through the whole LTS lifecycle?



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