update-notifier tells me to upgrade from 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04 LTS (because of HWE), but that release is not found

Bug #1344762 reported by Vidar Hoel on 2014-07-19
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

I logged into my server, I was greeted with this message:

Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support
on 08/07/14. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel
and graphics stack) of your system will no longer be available.

For more information, please see:

To upgrade to a supported (or longer supported) configuration:

* Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by running:
sudo do-release-upgrade


* Install a newer HWE version by running:
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-trusty linux-image-generic-lts-trusty

and reboot your system.

Now, that is no problem, so I ran:
  % sudo do-release-upgrade
and got this message:
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-notifier (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-52.79~precise1-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-52-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jul 19 10:40:31 2014
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130214)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: update-notifier
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2014-07-15 (4 days ago)

Vidar Hoel (vidar-hoel) wrote :
summary: - update-notifier tells me to upgrade from 12.04.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS
+ update-notifier tells me to upgrade from 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04 LTS
(because of HWE), but that release is not found
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Thanks for the report. You're right, do-release-upgrade to 14.04 will not be enabled until the 14.04.1 point release comes out, this coming Thursday.

I'm not sure there's anything we'll do with this bug other than just wait for 14.04.1 to come out, but I'm assigning to Michael Vogt in case he has any bright ideas about something else we might do here.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Kevin Otte (nivex) wrote :

The 14.04.1 release has now been made (visible on releases.ubuntu.com), but do-release-upgrade is still not showing an upgrade path.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Hajo Möller (dasjoe) wrote :

The update is not offered to you because http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release-lts wasn't updated yet.

According to the release announcement "Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.1 via Update Manager.", see https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2014-July/000188.html

arrrghhh (arrrghhh-6) wrote :

I also have this issue, 'do-release-upgrade' states there is no available upgrades, as 'dasjoe' stated - the changelog page has not been updated yet.

When are we expecting this to be updated? I thought 7/24 was when we were to expect the release of 14.04.1.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2014-08-07
no longer affects: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The meta-release file will be updated on Monday, August 11th.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've just updated the meta-release file.

Tobias W. (conan6398) wrote :

By me, its working. i Thanking

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

Hi Brian, any chance of someone correcting the release notes as requested in bug #1351826? Not sure I really agree with that being a true duplicate because I think something should be mentioned about bug #1347721 which is solely a Saucy -> Trusty issue.

Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2014-08-11
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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