Upgrade Ubuntu without changelogs.ubuntu.com

Registered by Stefano Rivera on 2009-04-24

At the moment, an Ubuntu system can only be (release) upgraded by using apt (advanced user) or the upgrade-manager (GUI / CLI). The upgrade-manager depends on a file hosted on changelogs.ubuntu.com called meta-release, to determine whether an upgrade is possible and locate the upgrade tool tarball. This blueprint proposes that these files get moved onto normal mirrors so that a disconnected system with a complete mirror available (quite common in the developing world) can upgrade in a user-friendly manner.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

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Work items:
mirror meta-release* from changelog.ubuntu.com to archive.ubuntu.com (rt ticket #42718): BLOCKED
modify update-manager/do-release-upgrade to look at archive.ubuntu.com and the local mirror (from sources.list): BLOCKED
check debmirror and friends if they need change (squid-deb-proxy): TODO
[mdeslaur] check/fix flashplugin and mscorefonts to respect the proxy settings: DONE
add support for update-notifer CD detection to also detect USB keys that look like upgrade CDs or a archive mirror (see lp:~mvo/update-notifier/usb-stick-detection): DONE
add support for apts udev based cdrom detection to also support usb stick detection (in lp:~mvo/apt/mvo but I want to postpone if possible as its risky at this point): POSTPONED

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