18.04.2 is coming

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 30 23:32:57 UTC 2019

Hi Seb,

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 04:24:34PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hey there,

> I feel like there isn't much communication around incoming Ubuntu LTS
> point releases nowadays which makes it easy to miss the target. I don't
> know if it's only me but hopefully others also find this email useful.

Thanks, it's not part of our documented point release process to have
outbound communication about this perhaps due to the assumption that people
would reference the release schedule on their own, but it doesn't hurt to
give people a head's-up (and better late than never).

> So first, for those who don't pay attention to the bionic schedule,
> Ubuntu 18.04.2 is due on february 7th, now is probably time to
> land/verify the fixes you care about!

> Then some questions

> * are we still on track for that date?

> * when do we need to get the SRUs in proposed and moved to -updates to
> be on the image? (having a freeze date on the schedule would be useful)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PointReleaseProcess describes that SRUs should be in
-updates one week before the point release date.

> * do we have a list of "things that need to be in" somewhere? Looking at
> the current queues (packages in unapproved or waiting verification in
> proposed) and talking to some people we have teams who real care to get
> at least those in

> - snapd 2.37.1 (just landed in proposed,
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/snapd/+bug/1811233)
> - hwe/xorg update
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libdrm/+bug/1798597)
> - fwupdate (blocked in bionic/binNEW for some time,
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwupdate/+bug/1785165)

> (do we plan a language pack update?)

> Thanks for reading, hopefully we are not too late on the schedule to get
> the important SRUs listed before still in

The list of bugs targeted to the 18.04.2 milestone is:


It's always possible for developers to target bugs to the point release
milestones if they believe they are critical.

The HWE stack is certainly understood to be a requirement for the point
release, so that is in hand.

It appears the fwupdate packages are released from binary NEW now.

What is it about the snapd update (2.37 vs. 2.34) that is
point-release-critical, given that snapd re-execs itself?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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