Why two packages from main repositore have support to April 2021 year?

Asked by Piotr on 2021-04-01

Dear Community,

I did normal installation for Ubuntu 18.04.5 and I can see that two packages from main repositore have end of support this year:

Wsparcie do kwietnia 2021 (Canonical - 3y):
gstreamer1.0-gtk3 libbrotli1 libwoff1

Why these packages have end of life this year if these packages are from main repository? Can you explain me? These packages was installed by default. Is it normal?

Yours faithfully,
Piotr

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2021-04-16

I suggest you report a bug to make the package teams aware. This will get them updated to supported versions

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

For diagnostic purposes, what is the output of the command

apt-cache policy gstreamer1.0-gtk3 libbrotli1 libwoff1

I think that I have an explanation for libbrotli1 libwoff1:
At publication time of Ubuntu bionic these packages were in the "universe" category, but they meanwhile have been moved to "main".

Piotr (peterq94) said : #3

Yes, you have right that these packages were in the "universe" category but why they are still support only to 2021 year if they now are in "main" repository? This mean that after April 2021 these packages will be not supported at all and I should remove it?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

My personal assumption was that during the move of the packages from universal to main the support information was not correctly updated, and in reality they will be supported further.

Why do you see the support information as reason for uninstalling these packages? If you are so much focusing on support, then you consequently have to abandon using Lubuntu 18.04 in two weeks' time and switch to a different operating system with continued support.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

oops, wrong autocorrect, should be "universe"

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