After the announcement of Ubuntu Pro GA last week, we take the time to dispel some myths around all things Ubuntu Pro, esm-apps and apt etc, plus Camila sits down with Mark and David to discuss the backstory of Editorconfig CVE-2023-0341 and we also have a brief summary of the security updates from the past week.
But there has been a lot of users expressing a lot of emotion over the appearance now of the new ‘advertisement’ for Ubuntu Pro / esm-apps when they run apt update, e.g.:
The following security updates require Ubuntu Pro with 'esm-apps' enabled: python2.7-minimal python2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib Learn more about Ubuntu Pro at https://ubuntu.com/pro
There appears to be a few main issues:
So let’s take some time to look into these issues:
pro config set apt_news False
esm-appspart of this message indicates that these updates are for packages in the Universe component of the Ubuntu archive - previously this has only ever been community supported - and so the Ubuntu Security team would only ever provide security updates on rare occasions OR if a member of the community came along and provided an update in the form of a debdiff which could be sponsored by someone from the Ubuntu Security team
64 unique CVEs addressed