Ubuntu – The safest way of upgrading the HWE stack


Reading the 1404_HWE_EOL wiki page, it says

  1. Manually installing the Ubuntu HWE packages (e.g. .*-lts-wily)

However, it also says

To determine which packages to upgrade use:

hwe-support-status --show-replacements

Which command would be the safer way of updating the HWE stack?

sudo apt-get install .*-lts-xenial` 


sudo apt-get install $(hwe-support-status --show-replacements)

The former is over three times the size of the latter and includes fewer packages.

Best Answer

According to the Kernel/LTS Enablement site, the proper command to run for 14.04 would be:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial

Hope this helps!

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