Ubuntu Changelog

New in version 8.04.4 LTS

January 29th, 2010
  • Installer Updates:
  • Add support for using the contents of the CD image on a USB device (#234185)
  • Support installing grub to partitions containing JFS filesystems (#185878)
  • Fix the check for the lilo-installer/skip preseed option (#466769)
  • Desktop Updates:
  • Fix handling of SMB/CIFS shares on the desktop (#207072)
  • Fix firefox crash in NSSRWLock_LockRead_Util() (#236853)
  • Backport pidgin support for version 16 of the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol. The old authentication mechanism was disabled, meaning that it can no longer be used for signing in to Yahoo! services (#389322)
  • Server updates:
  • Fix vblade init script failure because pid file is not created properly (#223387)
  • Fix freeradius 'reload' action so that it doesn't just stop the daemon (#252686)
  • General Updates:
  • Use stack guard randomization patch from Intrepid glibc to eliminate use of a static sentinel (#275493)
  • Include updated daylight savings time rules for Bangladesh, Fiji, and Argentina (#502110, #486351, #453165)

New in version 8.04.3 LTS (July 17th, 2009)

  • Installer Updates:
  • Fix persistent mode on the live CD (#219192, #274076)
  • Fix GPT/MBR syncing on modern Intel Macs (#222126)
  • Fix handling of UUIDs on existing swap partitions during install (#336992)
  • Desktop Updates:
  • Set hdparm power management based on AC state on resume/thaw (#59695)
  • Fix LSB compliance in foomatic-rip (#376732)
  • Work around crash when navigating around ssh locations (#236953)
  • Don't inaccurately report all suspends >= 6 hours as failed (#242713)
  • Disable the ability to create a new user whose name is owned by a previously defined group, which, if allowed to happen, would overwrite the old group. If this happened to 'admin', for example, it would render any system administration by sudoers impossible (#236305)
  • Fix nautilus shortcuts to smb shares (#216104)
  • Recover lost DAV over HTTPS mounting functionality (#222532)
  • Fix connection issue with new ICQ protocol (#340151)
  • Server updates:
  • Fix for mod_proxy with SSL using all the CPU (#306293)
  • Fix kernel oops when shutting down NFS server (#253004)
  • Fix open-iscsi installation and startup (#227848, #236640)
  • Adjust openldap apparmor profile to allow cnconfig (#243525)
  • Avoid getting stuck in infinite loops in redhat-cluster-suite (#290399)
  • General Updates:
  • /etc/lsb-release: include "LTS" in the DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION field (#225735)
  • Fix libgomp to work with shared libraries (#235070)
  • Fix kernel oops when invalid character occurs in filename on udf filesystem (#321606)
  • Fix kernel oops in the NFS client (#341783, #212485)
  • Upgrade the lsb package to support LSB 4.0 (#370066)

New in version 8.04.2 LTS (January 23rd, 2009)

  • Installer Updates:
  • 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)
  • Desktop Updates:
  • 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)
  • Server updates:
  • 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)
  • General Updates:
  • 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)