Why is the Ghost image still only Ubuntu 12.04?

  • Posted June 24, 2014

It seems like the Ghost image is the last one to be updated to 14.04 and I was wondering if there was an ETA or any idea on whether it’s likely to be updated soon.

If it’s going to be a while, I’ll try to set it up myself. I played with one briefly, but nginx and node plus ghost is really finicky.


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0.4.2 is Ghost’s latest release. The current plan is for the image to be updated to Ubuntu 14.04 the next time that Ghost makes a new release.

Ubuntu 12.04 is a Long Term Support release and will continue to receive security support until 2017. So you can consider it a solid base to build on still.

If you’d like to go ahead and install Ghost on 14.04, we also offer a Node.js image you can build on. Feel free to ask questions if you run into any problems!