First view: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS brings PHP 5.5 and Apache 2.4
Short first view on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (= long term service): I just tried out the alpha1 version of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which will definitly become the main mainstream server os in the next few years and replace Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Most important news so far: 14.04 LTS will install PHP 5.5 (currently 5.5.6) and Apache 2.4 (currently 2.4.7) by default. Prepare to get rid of PHP 5.3 in the next few months! MySQL ships in the 5.5 version (same like in 12.04 afaik) and Nginx comes in the 1.4.4 version, which is the latest stable one.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS can also be updated to 14.04 with one command on the bash (after the release, not 100% sure, never tried this out):
Thanks for the information, I was hoping this would be the case.
I would never upgrade a server from one version to another. Get another server, migrate and phase out the older one.
Are you sure about ‘update-manager’? In prior versions, update-manager was the name of the package. The command was do-release-upgrade.
sudo apt-get install update-manager
If you only want to upgrade to LTS versions, check /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change Prompt=lts. Otherwise, do-release-upgrade will upgrade to the next available release. Perhaps this has changed in recent releases (I have not used do-release-upgrade since the last LTS, 12.04).
I read this on AskUbuntu, but never tried out (as said above, because there’s no release yet). Thanks for the feedback, I’ll research a little bit when there’s time…