Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS released - HWE EOL upgrade testing?

Erick Brunzell lbsolost at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 5 01:38:40 UTC 2016

Going a bit off-topic here but I'd appreciate any interested members of 
ubuntu-release forwarding this to all interested parties. I'm in hopes 
of being allowed at least a few days (preferably a week) of testing HWE 
EOL upgrades, when they become available, before making them available 
to the general public. I opened a bug report regarding this:


I'm a devoted iso/upgrade tester but I lack the skills to figure out 
exactly how to do that. I noticed an update to 'update-manager*' in 
proposed today, so I updated the three related packages on a Trusty 
w/Utopic HWE stack, and then tried running update-manager -p and 
update-manager -d -c but only the Trusty -> Xenial upgrade is offered.

Would it be possible to create a test-case and then perform some pre-HWE 
EOL testing so we can try to avoid the mess we encountered when those 
who installed using 12.04.2, 12.04.3, and 12.04.4 media reached HWE EOL. 
My bug report includes numerous links to the type of problems we 

Apologies for going off-topic and thanks in advance for any help you can 


On 08/04/2016 06:29 PM, Adam Conrad wrote:
> The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
> (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products,
> as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
> We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with
> 14.04.5, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for
> new installations to support new hardware across all our supported
> architectures, not just x86.
> As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated
> installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to
> be downloaded after installation.  These include security updates and
> corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining
> stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
> Kubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.5 LTS,
> Mythbuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS,
> Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 LTS are also now
> available. More details can be found in their individual release notes:
>      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours
> Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
> Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and
> Kubuntu.  All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.
> To get Ubuntu 14.04.5
> ---------------------
> In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.5, visit:
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> Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to
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> see:
>      https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades
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> We recommend that all users read the 14.04.5 release notes, which
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