LTS Enablement Stack

Posted in Sysadmin, Ubuntu Server on March 20th, 2013 by Antonio Rosales

Jorge Castro had a good blog post regarding the LTS enablement stack and sysadmins. The TLDR as Jorge puts it is, “12.04.2 ISOs are NOT just rolled up updates, they’re 12.04 with newer kernels.” It is good to also note that the 12.04 stack will continue to be maintained for 5 years. Thus, it will get SRUs and the kernel won’t change on you.  I think this is an important thing to note.  However, some folks may want a newer kernel in the LTS life span and for those folks then can evaluate a point release.

Jorge calls out some good recommendations:

  • The 12.04 and 12.04.1 ISO’s are at – you’ll likely want to keep a set for yourself if you want to roll out with the same exact kernel for your deployments – you’ll probably want to have all three ISO sets on hand depending on your hardware.
  • The original 12.04 stack will continue to be maintained for 5 years, if you don’t need the new kernel, you don’t need to use it.
  • In the past if new hardware rolled out and didn’t work with the LTS you were kind of stuck with either backporting a kernel, or (what I reluctantly did) deploy a non-LTS release until the next LTS came out, at which point you would rebase on the new LTS.)

Be sure to give his blog post and  LTS Enablement Stack Wiki a read. If you have any questions or comments, as always, feel free to give the list ( or a ping in IRC (#ubuntu-server@Freenode).



2013-03-19 Ubuntu Server Team Meeting

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes on March 19th, 2013 by Antonio Rosales

Meeting summary

  1. Review ACTION points from previous meeting (arosales, 16:04:57)
    1. ACTION: jamespage to milesone documentation updates (arosales, 16:08:52)
    2. ACTION: Daviey send call for Beta testing (arosales, 16:09:28)
  2. Raring Development (arosales, 16:09:39)
    1. (arosales, 16:09:48)
    2. SUBTOPIC: Release Bugs (arosales, 16:10:33)
    3. (arosales, 16:10:43)
    4. SUBTOPIC: Blueprints (arosales, 16:20:11)
    5. (arosales, 16:20:30)
  3. Ubuntu Server Team Events (arosales, 16:28:28)
    1. (arosales, 16:29:55)
  4. Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh) (arosales, 16:30:07)
    1.,LTS=non-lts,PROFILE=server-tasks,label=upgrade-test/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/results/obsolete_conffiles.log (plars, 16:33:59)
  5. Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (smb) (arosales, 16:35:30)
  6. Weekly Updates & Questions regarding Ubuntu ARM Server (rbasak) (arosales, 16:36:13)
  7. Open Discussion (arosales, 16:37:57)
  8. Announce next meeting date and time (arosales, 16:38:56)
    1. Tuesday 2013-03-26 at 1600 UTC (arosales, 16:39:09)

Meeting ended at 16:41:04 UTC (full logs).
Ubuntu  Server wiki meeting minutes 

Action items

  1. jamespage to milesone documentation updates
  2. Daviey send call for Beta testing

Action items, by person

  1. Daviey
    1. Daviey send call for Beta testing
  2. jamespage
    1. jamespage to milesone documentation updates

People present (lines said)

  1. arosales (109)
  2. jamespage (17)
  3. plars (11)
  4. hallyn (9)
  5. smoser (7)
  6. ubottu (6)
  7. meetingology (5)
  8. smb (4)
  9. Daviey (2)
  10. zul (1)
  11. rbasak (1)