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18.04 on line updates not available yet

Tony Arnold-3
Just curious, but I note from the Bionic release notes, that upgrades from 17.10 to 18.04 will not be enabled until a few days after release.

Does anyone know the reason behind this? Anything to do with the last minute bug that was found (and fixed) on release day? As far as I can remember online updates have always been available on the day of release?

As I said, I'm curious. I'm quite happy to wait until it's available, and, yes, I know about the -d option on do-release-upgrade.

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Tony.
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Re: 18.04 on line updates not available yet

Colin Watson
On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 08:22:47PM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Just curious, but I note from the Bionic release notes, that upgrades
> from 17.10 to 18.04 will not be enabled until a few days after
> release.
>
> Does anyone know the reason behind this?

As I understand it, it's a combination of wanting to have time to fix
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-menus/+bug/1766890
first, and people not tending to test upgrades very much until we've
released so allowing a few days before opening the floodgates wider
gives us more time to fix a few more problems.

> Anything to do with the last minute bug that was found (and fixed) on release day?

No - that was confined to ubiquity (the installer), and is unrelated to
upgrades.

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Re: 18.04 on line updates not available yet

Tony Arnold-3
Colin,

On Sun, 2018-04-29 at 22:06 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 08:22:47PM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > Just curious, but I note from the Bionic release notes, that
> > upgrades
> > from 17.10 to 18.04 will not be enabled until a few days after
> > release.
> >
> > Does anyone know the reason behind this?
>
> As I understand it, it's a combination of wanting to have time to fix
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-menus/+bug/1766890
> first, and people not tending to test upgrades very much until we've
> released so allowing a few days before opening the floodgates wider
> gives us more time to fix a few more problems.

Ah, that makes sense. A wise decision to hold back until the above is
fixed.
>
> > Anything to do with the last minute bug that was found (and fixed)
> > on release day?
>
> No - that was confined to ubiquity (the installer), and is unrelated
> to
> upgrades.

Thanks for the update! (No pun intended).

Regards,
Tony.
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