No IPv6 address for

Bug #1376088 reported by MegaBrutal on 2014-10-01
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Release upgrade with do-release-upgrade is impossible on IPv6-only hosts, as has no IPv6 address.

# do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

$ cat /etc/update-manager/meta-release
# default location for the meta-release file


$ ping6 -c 5
unknown host

$ host has address

This could probably be worked around by setting a suitable mirror in /etc/update-manager/meta-release, but I think there is a reason why the release upgrader doesn't use the repo mirrors in the first place.

I have no idea who's in authority for this, but it would be best if Canonical would add an IPv6 address to

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've submitted an RT ticket with Canonical's IS department regarding this, the number is 75640.

MegaBrutal (qbu6to) wrote :

Just out of curiosity, is there a way to track that ticket you mentioned at Canonical, or is that tracking system private?

By the way, I've found a duplicate of this report here:

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ryan Finnie (fo0bar) wrote : is now reachable via IPv6.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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