Subject: Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, the second maintenance update to Ubuntu's 8.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.
In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
To Get Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS
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We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:
About Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS
This is the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until April 2011 on desktops and April 2013 on servers.
Over 200 post-release updates have been integrated, and a number of bugs in the installation system have been corrected. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for a full list of Ubuntu security updates. As of 2009-01-20, all updates affecting packages on the CD have been applied.
A summary of notable updates follows. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu for specific information about a particular bug number. A complete list of post-release updates can also be found at:
* Create sambashare group and add the initial user to it (#238224)
* Permissions on some system files and directories were set wrong when installing from Desktop CDs. For users tracking the recommended hardy-updates repository, this issue has already been corrected post-install (#288479)
* Record the partition table as changed when a single partition's file system type has changed, fixing bootloader installation failures when installing onto existing partitions (#149832) * Fix writing of /var/log/installer/oem-id in OEM mode (#251751)
* Use the correct mirror for -security in the event of apt-setup/security_host being preseeded (#306356)
* Fix a race which can lead to a gvfs-fuse-daemon crash when closing session (#235698)
* Prompt for restarting session when installing samba to take into account sambashare group membership and the need for libpam-smbpass to create NTLM password hash (#212098)
* Fix undeletion of menu items with the alacarte menu editor (#225941)
* Stop/start anacron on suspend/resume and on power-cycle (#249220)
* Fix hang on "Loading..." when opening a PDF file (#256048)
* Fix incorrect handling of authentication cases leading to excessive gnome-keyring CPU usage (#236171)
* Fix printing to remote ipp:// printers (#258104)
* Don't look for a Trash directory on autofs mounts (#210468)
* Fix GNOME session blow-up when using GUI to join a Windows domain (#222224)
* Fix ICQ connections in pidgin (#244591)
* Fix race with mdadm/devmapper while looping for the root filesystem (#244926)
* Revert "TC action parsing bug fix", which broke shorewall and wondershaper (#194623)
* Support booting degraded RAID devices (#290885)
* Set hdparm power management to 254 for all hard drives while on AC, and 128 while on battery (note that suspend/resume still breaks this, and a more complete fix will be forthcoming for Ubuntu 8.04.3) (#59695)
* Support CDs with no uncompressed Packages files, only compressed ones, enabling upgrade to future releases using CDs (#255545)
* Conflict with old mysql 4.1 packages to ensure smooth upgrades from Ubuntu 6.06 (#208695)
* Backport cifs.upcall, to support Kerberos-authenticated CIFS kernel mounts (#236830)
* e1000 checksum recheck after reset (#60388)
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