Ubuntu 22.04.2 delayed until February 23

Lukasz Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
Thu Jan 19 18:00:41 UTC 2023

Hello everyone,

This is basically a copy-paste of the discourse announcement here:

tl;dr - As there were some unexpected complications during the
preparation of our HWE 5.19 kernels for jammy, and with shim 15.7
making its way to the archive, we decided that more time is necessary
to get everything ready. We decided to move the 22.04.2 release date
to February 23.

Every .2 point-release we are providing HWE kernels for the given
series [1]. For 22.04 those were to be the kinetic 5.19 kernel, and
per the schedule that is always done a bit earlier than the
point-release itself. However, the enablement proved to be a bit more
challenging due to some unforeseen compiler and dkms issues. This made
things take longer than expected, and we think more time is needed to
perform the necessary testing of the new kernel.

At the same time, we only recently got the new shim (15.7) ready for
upload. As this version revokes all currently used keys, this requires
a lot of work to get things right so that existing installations
continue working as expected. It also requires us to rebuild all the
kernels that would be going to the point-release.

The extra two weeks should give us more time to prepare and polish
everything before starting spinning 22.04.2. With this delay, the
expected release date of 22.04.2 is now February 23.

# As a regular user of 22.04, am I affected?

Not at all. Point releases are done periodically to refresh the
installer media, so that users that download images from ubuntu.com
and want to perform a fresh installation of Ubuntu get the latest
updates without having to download them from the internet afterwards.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
 Foundations Team
 Tools Squad Interim Engineering Manager
 lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com

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