Do lucid-updates/main packages fall under the LTS security updates policy?

Andy Whitcroft apw at
Mon Jun 6 09:50:47 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 10:43:20AM +0300, Alon Swartz wrote:
> A while ago a question was raised on the TurnKey forums [1] whether
> packages in lucid-updates/main fall under the LTS security updates
> policy that they will be updated and supported until LTS end-of-life.
> The specific package in question is a backport of the maverick kernel to
> lucid: linux-image-generic-lts-backport-maverick
> I'm inclined to say that lucid-updates/main falls under the policy, but
> regarding the above mentioned package I'm a little confused, mainly due
> to the fact of 'maverick' appearing in the name. Will the package be
> maintained with security updates until the end-of-life of maverick,
> lucid, or ...?
> Depending on the policy, it might be a good idea to tweak the naming
> convention to avoid confusion.

The discussion at UDS Lucid regarding these kernels resolved that these
kernels would be supported at least until the next LTS released as that
aligned well with the origin release.  The idea being they would be a
vehicle to allow migration to the next LTS.  I believe there was was also
an action to publish the support terms for these kernels, which I cannot
locate immediatly.  Likely these should be explicitly called out on the
support matrix for Lucid[1] and they are not currently.



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