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## Data can be found at:
## Note: "Unconfirmed" number comes from "New" number
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * Open (#) +/- # over last week
    * Critical (#) +/- # over last week
    * Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
    * Open (120530) +52 over last week
    * Critical (338) +6 over last week
    * Unconfirmed (59211) -62 over last week
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## AUTOMATIC (preferred method, more stats!)
## Run: ./askubuntu/
## MANUAL: Go to and click on "WEEK" to get the
## top questions of the week
==== Most Active Questions ====

 * What is the name of the security concept that explains why Linux asks for root password?
 * What is the 'Badlock Bug'?
 * How do I transpose a row to a column in a tab-delimited file?
 * How to crop a portion of the screen in the Clipboard?
 * What are these extra output lines in bash?

==== Top Voted New Questions ====

 * What is the 'Badlock Bug'?
 * What is the name of the security concept that explains why Linux asks for root password?
 * Batch-convert and split .ape with .cue to .flac in various folders from terminal
 * How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?
 * Moving large amount of files (~100.000)

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Pilot6 (, Oli (, Byte Commander (, Zacharee1 ( and techraf (
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## Run the ./loco-events/ script to get a list  * Ubuntu-Hn at FLISOL, Ubuntu Honduras:
 * Encontro Ubuntu-pt @ Sintra // Festa de lançamento Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu Portugal:çamento-xenial-xerus/
 * Toronto Xenial Xerus Release Party, Ubuntu Canada:
 * Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party with #OGStack: Man-In-The-Packets, Ubuntu Malaysia Lo``Co Team:
 * Flisol Amazonas 2016, Ubuntu Venezuela Team:
 * KW Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Release Party, Ubuntu Canada:
 * Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour, Arizona Lo``Co Team:
 * Ubuntu Hour Tempe Az, Arizona Lo``Co Team:
 * Feeling a little Squirrely? Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Release Party, Colorado Ubuntu Local Team:
 * Ubuntu Michigan 16.04 Release Party, Ubuntu-Michigan:
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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH precise
## End of Life - April 2017
 * apt-cacher-ng 0.7.2-1ubuntu2.2 -
 * libebml 1.2.2-2+deb7u1build0.12.04.1 -
 * libstruts1.2-java 1.2.9-5+deb7u2build0.12.04.1 -
 * libebml 1.2.2-2+deb7u1build0.12.04.1 -
 * libstruts1.2-java 1.2.9-5+deb7u2build0.12.04.1 -

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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH trusty
## End of Life - April 2019
 * systemd 204-5ubuntu20.19 -
 * mstflint4 4.1.0+1.46.gb1cdaf7-1ubuntu1~14.04.1 -
 * apt-cacher-ng 0.7.26-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * open-gram 0.1.22+20131212-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 -
 * multipath-tools 0.4.9-3ubuntu7.11 -
 * corosync 2.3.3-1ubuntu3 -
 * simple-scan 3.12.3-0ubuntu1 -
 * pcre3 1:8.31-2ubuntu2.3 -
 * lvm2 2.02.98-6ubuntu3 -
 * libebml 1.3.0-2+deb8u1build0.14.04.1 -
 * libebml 1.3.0-2+deb8u1build0.14.04.1 -
 * thermald 1.4.3-5~14.04.3 -

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## Run security-and-updates/ YEAR MONTH wily
## End of Life - July 2016
 * mstflint4 4.1.0+1.46.gb1cdaf7-1ubuntu1~15.10.1 -
 * apt-cacher-ng 0.8.5-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * pcre3 2:8.35-7.1ubuntu1.4 -
 * lvm2 2.02.122-1ubuntu2 -
 * oar 2.5.4-2+deb8u1build0.15.10.1 -
 * oar 2.5.4-2+deb8u1build0.15.10.1 -
 * thermald 1.4.3-5ubuntu2 -

End of Life - July 2016



Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 462 for the week April 11 - 17, 2016.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Scopes Showdown: Here are the winners!

In a blog post on the Ubuntu Developer blog, the winners of the Ubuntu Scopes showdown have been announced. They write: “About half of the accepted entries are using the new JavaScript API, which is very exciting, to say the least. All developers have put their heart in these scopes and they all have their merits, but we had to pick the three best and also the one seen as the most innovative…” The post goes on to link to a page listing the following and explaining what they do.

  • 1st winner: Academy by Roman Shchekin
  • 2nd winner: freesound › by Ricardo Silva
  • 3rd winner: Stock 'n' Roll › by Michael Weimann
  • Innovation prize: Glances Remote › by Pieter Engelbrecht

The blog post concludes by thanking all the participants and judges.

Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ollie Ries introduces his post by talking about how Ubuntu has expanded into the realm of phones and Internet of Things devices and how this has required them to “solve real problems in security and reliability.” He continues by announcing “In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we will make it possible to install snap packages alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable us to maintain our existing processes for development and updates to the OS.”

This was big news across the Ubuntu community and beyond, the following articles about it were selected by our editors:

* Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To Offer Updates Via Snap Packages -

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (120530) +52 over last week
  • Critical (338) +6 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (59211) -62 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Pilot6 (, Oli (, Byte Commander (, Zacharee1 ( and techraf (

Ask (and answer!) questions at

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Planet

Simon Quigley: Contributing to Ubuntu - 1 - Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

Simon Quigley shares with us what it is like to contribute to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (UWN). He describes the typical workflow day by day for the UWN and ways you can contribute as well.

Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: Adding php5.6 to Xenial

Thomas Ward tells us PPAs are the only way to get php5 access in Ubuntu Xenial, which is not supported by the Ubuntu Server Team, noting that the only available version is php7. He continues by providing the commands necessary to add php 5.6 to your Xenial boxes.

Thomas Ward: Ubuntu Xenial: NGINX and PHP7.0

With NGINX 1.9.14 now available in Ubuntu Xenial, Thomas Ward shares some changes with us for those currently using NGINX with php5-fpm.

Andrea Corbellini: Running Docker Swarm inside LXC

Andrea Corbellini writes about his experiences using Docker Swarm inside LXC containers. Andrea, who's been using them for a while now says he finds them “pretty lightweight” compared to virtual machines, making LXC containers “ideal for development and simulation purposes.” He uses example including commands & real-output to shows us how to create a Swarm manager container, modify it, start it & install Docker and much more. The example is intended to simulate clusters on your machine, rather than showing how to create a production environment.

Xubuntu: The small details: Panel layouts and Wallpapers

These blog posts, written by the Xubuntu team, are part of a series of posts to help you get more from your Xubuntu. In the first they detail how to get more from your panel, and in the other they explain how to get more from wallpapers including how to have a different wallpaper for each workspace, or have changing wallpapers. &

Xubuntu: My media manager: Other alternatives

Xubuntu team continues their series on media managers with the last in a series, introducing a list of additional choices available to Xubuntu users. This blog post covers Amorak, Audacious, Banshee, Exaile and more, concluding by talking about command-line based players and media servers.

Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Docker in LXD and LXD in LXD [7-8/12]

Stéphane Graber continues his series on LXD by talking about using Docker with LXD and how it makes nested containers easy by demonstrating how to use LXD in LXD. &

Dustin Kirkland: Docker 1.10 with Fan Networking in Ubuntu 16.04, for Every Architecture!

Dustin Kirkland of Ubuntu Product & Strategy team introduces Docker 1.10.3 supported on every Ubuntu architecture & 16.04LTS, and announces Ubuntu Fan Networking. Dustin shows using screen dumps the launching of a Docker application container inside an LXD machine container. Ubuntu Fan Networking is specially designed to connect all of your Docker containers across networks. Again Dustin through use of screen dumps provides examples of Ubuntu Fan Networking.

Elizabeth K. Joseph: Color an Ubuntu Xenial Xerus

Elizabeth K. Joseph shares a printable coloring page of a xerus created by Ronnie Tucker and the official xerus artwork provided by the Tom Macfarlane of the Canonical Design Team.

Kubuntu: Party 2 in Review

The Kubuntu blog reports on the second Kubuntu package party, held online on Friday, April 15th. They write, “It was a brilliant party, with a great atmosphere,which is not easy to achieve in a purely online setting.” They continue by listing various tasks that were worked on or completed, what they learned from running this second party and write that while the point of these parties initially was to “share knowledge and enable learning” their community has shown them that it’s also about “Having Fun and Make Friends!” A date of May 20th for the next party is set at the conclusion of the post.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Canonical News

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016


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