Upgrade to a specific Ubuntu version?

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed May 13 19:24:33 UTC 2020

Hi Leroy,

On May 13, 2020 9:00:15 AM PDT, Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com> wrote:
>You've already responded to my questions about do-release-upgrade.  I
>have an Ubuntu 16.04 system in production which has a lot of specific
>configuration and I need to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 to address a
>weakness in one of the packages due to it's age (not being specific
>because it's a security weakness).  Is there a way to specify a
>specific version to upgrade to via any upgrade process?  Thanks for
>your help.
>Leroy Tennison
>Network Information/Cyber Security Specialist
>E: leroy at datavoiceint.com
>2220 Bush Dr
>McKinney, Texas
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The upgrader supports two upgrade paths:
- upgrade to the next release which is still supported
- upgrade to the next LTS release.

We never support skipping an LTS release when upgrading.

And 16.10, 17.04, and 17.10 have reached end of life.

So the only upgrade path from 16.04LTS is to 18.04LTS, which appears to be
what you want.

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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