How To Upgrade To Linux Kernel 4.19 LTS

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New version of Linux kernel 4.19 has been released. Linux 4.19 kernel is an Long Term Support release.

 Greg has released the Linux kernel 4.19 through an announcement.  He wrote:

Hi everyone!

It's been a long strange journey for this kernel release...

While it was not the largest kernel release every by number of commits,
it was larger than the last 3 releases, which is a non-trivial thing to
do.  After the original -rc1 bumps, things settled down on the code side
and it looks like stuff came nicely together to make a solid kernel for
everyone to use for a while.  And given that this is going to be one of
the "Long Term" kernels I end up maintaining for a few years, that's
good news for everyone.

A small trickle of good bugfixes came in this week, showing that waiting
an extra week was a wise choice.  However odds are that linux-next is
just bursting so the next -rc1 merge window is going to be bigger than
"normal", if there is such a thing as "normal" for our rate of

And speaking of development, there's that other thing that happened this
release cycle, that ended up making it such that I'm the one writing
this instead of Linus.  Allow me the guilty pleasure of taking a few
minutes to talk about that....

I've been giving my "How the kernel is developed" talk all around the
world for over a decade now.  After the first year or so, I was amazed
that it kept needing to be given as surely everyone knew how we did this
type of thing, right?  But my wife, someone much smarter than I, then
told me, "Every year there is a new kindergarten class."


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How To Upgrade To Linux Kernel 4.19 LTS

We will be using an utility tool to upgrade Linux Kernel. Install Ukuu Kernel management tool In Linux.

In Ubuntu-based Distributions:

Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ukuu

In Debian based distributions

DEB files for Debian based operating systems are available from following links:
ukuu-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

For Other Linux Distributions

Download the installer from the following links to install Ukuu in other Linux operating systems: (32-bit) (64-bit)


After installing Ukuu, you can access it via application dash. You will see latest version of kernel in the list. Meanwhile you have to be very cautious while upgrading to latest version of Kernel.