Ubuntu – Is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next

release-management

I'm following the upgrade instructions on Ubuntu's website, but on launching the upgrade tool I get this response:

Checking for a new ubuntu release
No new release found

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workaround?

Best Answer

  • According to Ubuntu Engineering Foundations team manager Steve Langasek:

    Upgrades between LTS releases are not enabled by default until the first point release, 14.04.1, scheduled for July. It is recommended that most LTS users wait until then before upgrading to 14.04.

    If you choose to upgrade before then, you can pass the -d option to the upgrade tool, running do-release-upgrade -d or update-manager -d, to upgrade from vanilla 12.04 to 14.04. (-d stands for devel.)

    This question explains the justification for waiting for the prompt: