allow upgrades to hirsute for Apple hardware

Bug #1934650 reported by Julian Andres Klode
This bug affects 1 person
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ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Apple users were blocked from upgrading to hirsute in bug 1929449, the underlying issue in shim has now been resolved, and they can upgrade again.

[Test plan]
Upgrade an Apple machine running groovy to hirsute (pass --proposed to do-release-upgrade to use the proposed upgrader). Test without --proposed first to make sure your machine is really caught by the test that's being removed.

[Where problems could occur]
Apple machines could have/cause more bugs with shim interaction we have not seen yet.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu Impish):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: New → Triaged
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Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Julian, or anyone else affected,

Accepted ubuntu-release-upgrader into hirsute-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-hirsute to verification-done-hirsute. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-hirsute. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-hirsute
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Ubuntu SRU Bot (ubuntu-sru-bot) wrote : Autopkgtest regression report (ubuntu-release-upgrader/1:21.04.14)

All autopkgtests for the newly accepted ubuntu-release-upgrader (1:21.04.14) for hirsute have finished running.
The following regressions have been reported in tests triggered by the package:

ubuntu-release-upgrader/1:21.04.14 (arm64, s390x, ppc64el, armhf)

Please visit the excuses page listed below and investigate the failures, proceeding afterwards as per the StableReleaseUpdates policy regarding autopkgtest regressions [1].


Thank you!

description: updated
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Dan Bungert (dbungert) wrote :

I have completed verification per test steps on the same machine I describe at

As expected, the machine is refused if I 'do-release-upgrade', and does proceed with the upgrade based on invocation of 'do-release-upgrade --proposed'.

Fix looks good to me.

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Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

Marking as done, then; thanks Dan!

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-hirsute
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-hirsute
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Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

The regressions in autopkgtest reports are the same as last time, and unrelated to this change - please bump the version number of the hint.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-release-upgrader - 1:21.04.14

ubuntu-release-upgrader (1:21.04.14) hirsute; urgency=medium

  * Allow upgrades on Apple systems again (LP: #1934650)

 -- Julian Andres Klode <email address hidden> Mon, 05 Jul 2021 10:56:42 +0200

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for ubuntu-release-upgrader has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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