What is Ubuntu 16.05, 16.06, etc

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These are monthly snapshot-releases corresponding to the milestones for the next official Ubuntu release. They are the product of the time-based release cycle used by Canonical for Ubuntu since version 13.04.

The major version number stands for the year and the minor version for the month of the release (16.06 for June 2016).

They complement:

interim releases (also called "standard") every six months: 14.10, 15.04, 15.10; major long-term support releases (LTS), every 2 years: 14.04, 16.04; point releases which are updates to LTS: 16.04.01.

For a regular user monthly releases might seem similar to "beta version" or "release candidate" used by other companies for their products, although Ubuntu community also releases beta and release-candidate versions of major Ubuntu flavours (see 16.10 proposed schedule).

In short, releases 16.05, 16.06 are not considered updates to 16.04, but steps towards the next official release 16.10 Yakkety Yak (to be published on...

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What is the Ubuntu 16.03, 16.05, 15.11, etc? I was typing Ubuntu 16.04 and accidentally typed 16.03. I saw things like Ubuntu 16.03, 16.05, 16.01 on launchpad. They were milestones relating to the next Ubuntu release. What is this about?

Here is a link.

These are monthly snapshot-releases corresponding to the milestones for the next official Ubuntu release. They are the product of the time-based release cycle used by Canonical for Ubuntu since version 13.04.

The major version number stands for the year and the minor version for the month of the release (16.06 for June 2016).

They complement:

interim releases (also called "standard") every six months: 14.10, 15.04, 15.10; major long-term support releases (LTS), every 2 years: 14.04, 16.04; point releases which are updates to LTS: 16.04.01.

For a regular user monthly releases might seem similar to "beta version" or "release candidate" used by other companies for their products, although Ubuntu...

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How do I install and configure MariaDB Galera master to master cluster on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server to get both read and write scalability?

MariaDB Galera Cluster is an open source and free synchronous multi-master cluster for MariaDB database. It is available on Linux only and only supports the XtraDB/InnoDB storage engines. There is experimental support for MyISAM, but it is not well tested. Starting with MariaDB 10.1, the wsrep API for Galera Cluster is included by default.

Benefits of Galera cluster

True Multi-master Read and write to any node at any time.Synchronous Replication No slave lag, no data is lost at node crash.Tightly Coupled All nodes hold the same state. No diverged data between nodes allowed.Multi-threaded Slave For better performance. For any workload.No Master-Slave Failover Operations or Use of VIP.Hot Standby No downtime during failover (since there is no failover).Automatic Node Provisioning No need to manually back up the...
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Chrysostomus, maintainer of the Manjaro-Bspwm community flavor of the Arch Linux-based Manjaro Linux operating system has announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) version of Manjaro Linux 16.05 Bspwm Community Edition.

Based on the stable repositories of Manjaro Linux, the RC build of Manjaro Linux 16.05 Bspwm Community Edition, which in time will become Manjaro Linux 16.06 Bspwm Community Edition, appears to a major release featuring the new Maia-based look and feel, as well as updated Bspwm syntax and scripts.

Just like Manjaro Linux 16.06 “Daniella” Release Candidate, the Bspwm edition is powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4.9 kernel, offering users support for the latest hardware components and devices. The newest bspwm-manjaro window manager has been implemented as well.

The Live ISO images now ship with the Lightfirefox full-fea… (read more)

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Ubuntu is distributed on four types of images described below.

The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 256MB of RAM to install from this CD.

The server install CD allows you to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer for use as a server. It will not install a graphical user interface.

The alternate install CD allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Ubuntu. It provides for the following situations:

In the event that you encounter a bug using the alternate installer, please file a bug on the debian-installer package.

The combined install/live DVD allows you either to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer, or (by entering 'live' at the boot prompt) to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at...

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We are replacing an Ubuntu 8.04 server with a Ubuntu 16.04. The server runs a single (non-OS) service that we need. (I'm the dev of that service, and not the sysadmin, which is on holiday this week) The service script looks about like this:

#!/bin/sh # Load the VERBOSE setting and other rcS variables . /lib/init/vars.sh # Define LSB log_* functions. # Depend on lsb-base (>= 3.0-6) to ensure that this file is present. . /lib/lsb/init-functions # ... case "$1" in start) umask 002 #... exit $? ;; stop) # ... exit $? ;; restart) stop || exit $? start exit $? ;; status) # ... exit $? ;; *) echo "Usage my_service (start|stop|restart|status)" exit 1;; esac

After updating the path to Java ... I got the service to work. But calling:

sudo service my_service status

returns some "standard" systemd output, instead of the code in the "status)" part of the script. Same result if I do this instead:

sudo /etc/init.d/my_service...
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I have a fresh version of Ubuntu 16.04.1 installed and have tried to create a new user account through root. I have changed the SHELL line in /etc/default/useradd to read as follows:

SHELL=/bin/bash

(it previously read /bin/sh)

Executing useradd -D provides the following output:

GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE= SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel CREATE_MAIL_SPOOL=no

I then try to create a user as follows:

useradd -m -G sudo -c "David Buckley" david

Yet the default shell is still /bin/sh. More specifically, the /etc/passwd file reads as follows:

david:x:1000:1000:David Buckley:/home/david:

On a slightly, potentially related note, the new user does not receive sudo access. It is given the groups david sudo, and the /etc/sudoers file includes the lines (uncommented):

# Allow members of group sudo to execute any command sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

What might I be doing wrong to cause...

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1258597 #1258597 Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported. 4 Medium 7 Triaged 1578962 #1578962 [SRU] nm-applet crash with assertion failed for some users 2 Critical Aron Xu 10 Fix Released 1578962 #1578962 [SRU] nm-applet crash with assertion failed for some users 2 Critical Aron Xu 10 Fix Released 1592663 #1592663 migrate fails to build in xenial 3 High James Page 10 Fix Released 1592663 ...
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I've been using Ubuntu 16.04 for a few moths and everything works nice since now. I run yesterday apt get update && apt get upgrade and turn off my pc. When i try to turn on today Ubuntu doesn't start. It shows a black screen with five dots in color after grub. I try to run on recovery mode and this is the result of apt's history (/var/log/apt/history.log):

Code:

Start-Date: 2017-02-10 17:20:09 Commandline: apt-get upgrade Requested-By: evotarubeto (1000) Upgrade: gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly-amr:amd64 (1.8.2-1ubuntu0.1, 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1), gstreamer1.0-alsa:amd64 (1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2, 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1), libgles2-mesa:amd64 (11.2.0-1ubuntu2.2, 12.0.6-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), libdrm-nouveau2:amd64 (2.4.67-1ubuntu0.16.04.2, 2.4.70-1~ubuntu16.04.1), libdrm-nouveau2:i386 (2.4.67-1ubuntu0.16.04.2, 2.4.70-1~ubuntu16.04.1), os-prober:amd64 (1.70ubuntu3, 1.70ubuntu3.3), gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps:amd64 (1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2, 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1), gstreamer1.0-tools:amd64 (1.8.2-1~ubuntu1,...
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17.10, artful-20180227, artful, rolling (artful/Dockerfile) 18.04, bionic-20180224, bionic, devel (bionic/Dockerfile) 14.04, trusty-20180302, trusty (trusty/Dockerfile) 16.04, xenial-20180228, xenial, latest (xenial/Dockerfile)

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, "human-ness"), which often is translated as "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".

Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and other services related to Ubuntu. The Ubuntu project is publicly committed to the principles of open-source software development; people are encouraged to use free software, study how it works, improve upon it, and distribute...

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On 23/06/16 18:12, Nils Kassube wrote:


> J.L. Blom wrote:
>> The most annoying is that the fonts totally different are organized
>> which makes that vnc doesn't start with the error:
>> Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/' not found - ignoring
>> Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/' not found - ignoring.
>> The result is that vnc start with a gray screen with nothing on it.
>> In the directory /usr/share/fonts/X11/ the fonts are totally
>> different as they are organized in different directories and with
>> different names, etc.
> If only the missing fonts are the problem, you can install the packages
> xfonts-75dpi and xfonts-100dpi.
>
>
> Nils
>
>

Nils,

Thanks for your reply. And no, I have another problem which you can see

in the attached picture. The screen is blank with a cursor but no

desktop is displayed and nothing can be...

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It’s that time of year again! Ubuntu release time! Ubuntu 16.04 is out. It is because of this new release, we thought we’d go over some of the major new things being brought to this release.

Please note that this article goes over the most notable changes and features of Ubuntu. There may be other features for Ubuntu 16.04 that are not listed.

So, what’s new?

Every first even-numbered release of Ubuntu is a long-term support. This means that Ubuntu 16.04 is the latest long-term version of Ubuntu, complete with the latest packages, an ultra-stable kernel and rock solid support for five years.

Long-term support releases are a huge deal, as a large number of Ubuntu users do not use odd-number releases (e.g. 15.04, etc.). Most find themselves going LTS to LTS, be it in businesses or for personal use. This makes 16.04 the next release after 14.04.

Having a new kernel in a Ubuntu release isn’t anything new. Every single release, Canonical chooses a...

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Introduction

The Ubuntu operating system's most recent Long Term Support version, version 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), was released on April 21, 2016.

This guide is intended as a brief overview of new features and significant changes to the system as a whole, since 14.04 LTS, from the perspective of server system administration. It draws on the official Xenial Xerus release notes, along with a variety of other sources.

What is a Long Term Support Release?

While new Ubuntu Desktop and Server releases appear every six months, LTS versions are released every two years, and are guaranteed support from Canonical for five years after release. This means that they constitute a stable platform for deploying production systems, and receive security updates and critical bugfixes for a substantial window of time. 16.04 will continue to be updated until April of 2021.

You can read a detailed breakdown of the Ubuntu LTS release cycle on the Ubuntu Wiki.

The...

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cant install WXWidgets from source (wxwidgets3.0-3.0.2.orig)

After configure which apparently runs without errors:

config.status: executing wx-config commands

Configured wxWidgets 3.0.2 for `x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu'

Which GUI toolkit should wxWidgets use? GTK+ 2 with support for GTK+ printing libnotify Should wxWidgets be compiled into single library? no Should wxWidgets be linked as a shared library? yes Should wxWidgets support Unicode? yes (using wchar_t) What level of wxWidgets compatibility should be enabled? wxWidgets 2.6 no wxWidgets 2.8 yes Which libraries should wxWidgets use? STL no jpeg builtin png sys regex builtin tiff builtin zlib sys expat sys libmspack no ...

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS code name ‘Xenial Xerus‘ has been released recently on 21st April 2016. As this release is under LTS(Long Term Support) so its Desktop support will be for next 5 years and Server support will be for next 3 years. Some of new improved features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS are listed below :

New Linux Kernel 4.4 Snap – New application Package format Introduction of LXD – new Container hypervisor on Linux, In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS docker containers can run inside LXD. Latest version of Openstack Mitaka included in this release. Ubuntu 16.04 will support IBM Z and LinuxONE Servers Python 3 PHP 7 Gnome Desktop 3.18 Chromium 48 LibreOffice 5.1

In this is article i will demonstrate how to install Desktop version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on your Laptop or Desktop.

Step:1 Download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ISO file.

Download ISO file of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from their official Web site.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Once the ISO file is downloaded, burn it into...

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Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) is an open source Debian-based Linux distribution. Sponsored by Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu is considered a good distribution for beginners. The operating system was intended primarily for personal computers (PCs) but it can also be used on servers. The word "ubuntu" is from the African Zulu language and translates as "humanity to others."

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The primary version of Ubuntu employs GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment, pronounced gah-NOHM), a graphical user interface (GUI) and set of desktop applications for Linux. GNOME is intended to make Linux easy to use for non-programmers and is similar to the...

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So the instructions on the Ubuntu wiki are good, but I found I had to make some slight changes in order to get it to work on the latest (at this time!) Ubuntu LTS version (14.04). I’m not too sure how secure the server is though… comments anyone? Here are the instructions I followed to get it to work

Install ubuntu on your platform (I’m using VirtualBox). Start up the terminal app. Install Apache Tomcat by running: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomcat6 tomcat6-docs tomcat6-admin

“tomcat6-docs” is optional.

Edit the tomcat user file: sudo vi /etc/tomcat6/tomcat-users.xml

…comment out the “” at the bottom of the tag. Copy and paste one of the tags to “add a new user” with the “manager” role.

Edit the tomcat settings file: sudo vi /etc/default/tomcat6

…uncommenting the “TOMCAT6_SECURITY=no” setting so we explicitly don’t use the Java security manager iaw the original instructions. I’m inclined to uncomment the “LOGFILE_DAYS=14” line to keep logfiles...

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Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in File "/tmp/pip-build-9t06jm4_/uwsgi/setup.py", line 126, in distclass=uWSGIDistribution, File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/distutils/core.py", line 148, in setup dist.run_commands() File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/distutils/dist.py", line 955, in run_commands self.run_command(cmd) File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/distutils/dist.py", line 974, in run_command cmd_obj.run() File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/site-packages/wheel/bdist_wheel.py", line 215, in run self.run_command('install') File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/distutils/cmd.py", line 313, in run_command self.distribution.run_command(command) File "/home/ubuntu/anaconda3/lib/python3.5/distutils/dist.py", line 974, in run_command cmd_obj.run() File "/tmp/pip-build-9t06jm4_/uwsgi/setup.py", line 77, in run conf = uc.uConf(get_profile()) File...
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With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the OS will no longer send your local searches over the web by default. This will eliminate those obnoxious product search results from online stores, and should make the EFF and other organizations that criticized the practice happy. Even better, the change is being made to the classic Unity 7 desktop, not just the new Unity 8 desktop.

A Unity 8 change comes to Unity 7

Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, previously announced that Unity 8 wouldn't send searches over the Internet by default, but currently that interface is used only on Ubuntu phones and experimental Ubuntu desktop images. Unity 8 won’t arrive as a PC desktop for quite some time. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will feature a choice of desktop environments, and most Ubuntu users will likely stick with the stable Unity 7 desktop for years to come.

Rather than make everyone wait for Unity 8 to get this change, Ubuntu’s developers are making Unity 7 a bit more like Unity 8 in Ubuntu 16.04...

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Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak now is at Final freeze stage, you can now upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 16.10 dev. Then running system update via Software Updater will bring you to the final release of Ubuntu 16.10 on October 13th.

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 16.10, you have to know that:

1. While Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has 5 years support, Ubuntu 16.10 is a short release with 9 months support.

2. It’s hard to roll back your system to previous 16.04 state after upgrading process without a system reinstall.

Preparation

1. First always backup important data, bookmarks, etc.

2. Launch System Settings -> Software & Updates and do:

disable or remove all third-party repositories on Other Software tab. under Updates tab, choose “For any new version” after Notify me for a new Ubuntu version select Open Source graphic driver in Additional Drivers and REBOOT after applied changes.

Upgrade Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu 16.10:

1....

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Select an image

Ubuntu is distributed on two types of images described below.

Desktop image

The desktop image allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of image is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 384MiB of RAM to install from this image.

There are two images available, each for a different type of computer:

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the i386 images instead. Choose this if you are at all unsure. 32-bit PC (i386) desktop image For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based...
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Here’s how to enable Secure Shell (SSH) service in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, the new LTS release, to allow secure remote login and other network communications.

Ubuntu provides OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) in its universe repositories, which is a suite of security-related network-level utilities based on the SSH protocol.

1. To install it, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) or log in Ubuntu server and run command:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

2. After that, you should have SSH service enabled in your system, you may check its status by running command:

sudo service ssh status

3. You may change some settings (e.g., the listening port, and root login permission) by editing the configuration file via command:

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

On Ubuntu desktop, you may use gedit instead of nano:

Finally apply the changes by restarting or reloading SSH:

sudo service ssh restart

For more, read the official...

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