ubuntu version10.04 support

Asked by prasad on 2013-09-19

Hi,
I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, let me know the support is available for this version.

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Vanamali (vanamalishastry) said : #1

10.04 has reached End Of Life. Please upgrade to 12.04 LTS or 13.04 . For
more information visit http://www.ubuntu.com/

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

As shown on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Ubuntu 10.04 desktop has an end of life date of May 9, 2013.
Only the Ubuntu 10.04 server version is still supported until April 2015.

What does that mean? All packages that you will find on a server (for example the kernel packages) will be supported with updates and patches for another 18 months. Typical desktop packages (e.g. web browsers, media player applications) will not get any further support.

You should consider upgrading to a supported Ubuntu release, and you can select between
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will be supported until April 2017, can be configured to have quite a similar look and feel as 10.04) or
Ubuntu 13.04 (will be supported until January 2014, before that date you would have to do further upgrades to 13.10 and within 6 more months another upgrade to 14.04, requiring stronger hardware than 12.04).

A direct in-place upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 is possible, for 13.04 you would have to do the upgrades 10.04 -> 12.04 -> 12.10 -> 13.04 or do a newinstallation of 13.04, (of course you can also do a new installation of 12.04 overwriteing your old 10.04 system).

prasad (prasadj24) said : #3

Hi Manfred,

How can i check this is desktop or Server edition.

Regards,
Prasad J

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Manfred Hampl <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #235999 on linux in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+question/235999
>
> Manfred Hampl proposed the following answer:
> As shown on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Ubuntu 10.04 desktop has an
> end of life date of May 9, 2013.
> Only the Ubuntu 10.04 server version is still supported until April 2015.
>
> What does that mean? All packages that you will find on a server (for
> example the kernel packages) will be supported with updates and patches
> for another 18 months. Typical desktop packages (e.g. web browsers,
> media player applications) will not get any further support.
>
> You should consider upgrading to a supported Ubuntu release, and you can
> select between
> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will be supported until April 2017, can be configured to
> have quite a similar look and feel as 10.04) or
> Ubuntu 13.04 (will be supported until January 2014, before that date you
> would have to do further upgrades to 13.10 and within 6 more months another
> upgrade to 14.04, requiring stronger hardware than 12.04).
>
> A direct in-place upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 is possible, for 13.04 you
> would have to do the upgrades 10.04 -> 12.04 -> 12.10 -> 13.04 or do a
> newinstallation of 13.04, (of course you can also do a new installation
> of 12.04 overwriteing your old 10.04 system).
>
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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #4

The Server edition does not have a GUI. You can install one however but since the desktop is not supported any more there is no continuing support for desktop packages.

Take a look here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/12562/how-to-check-if-ubuntu-desktop-or-server-is-installed

I would recommend you upgrade to 12.04 LTS. The easiest way is to backup then do a clean install

Or you can try to upgrade see here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/91815/how-to-install-software-or-upgrade-from-old-unsupported-release

Upgrades do occasionally go wrong however so whatever you do backup first.

prasad (prasadj24) said : #5

Please find the below response from the Server,

Linux 351970-app3 2.6.32-39-generic-pae #86-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 13 23:05:11 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

Welcome to Ubuntu!
 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/
New release 'precise' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

Last login: Mon Sep 16 09:39:59 2013
root@351973-app4:~# dpkg -l ubuntu-desktop
No packages found matching ubuntu-desktop.
root@351973-app4:~# uname -a
Linux 351973-app4 2.6.32-39-generic-pae #86-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 13 23:05:11 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
root@351973-app4:~# cat /etc/motd
Linux 351973-app4 2.6.32-39-generic-pae #86-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 13 23:05:11 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS

Welcome to Ubuntu!
 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/

39 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.

New release 'precise' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

*** System restart required ***
root@351973-app4:~#dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image | grep -v deinstall
linux-image-2.6.32-37-generic-pae install
linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic-pae install
linux-image-2.6.32-39-generic-pae install
linux-image-generic-pae

Let me know it refers to Server or Desktop edition.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Based on your output I assume that the system indeed should be categorized as server.

If you read the information on the links provided by Warren Hill, you will see, that there is no strict border between Ubuntu server and desktop - you can install a system as a server and add desktop packages, but you can also do the opposite - install a desktop and then strip it down to server functionality by removing lots of packages. As far as I know the decision whether there is ongoing support is more a per-package decision.

An example:
Look at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox
You will see that the current version 24.0 is made available on all releases except for 10.04 - the latest update to firefox on 10.04 lucid was to version 20.0 in April 2013. This is in line with the end-of-life date of 10.04 desktop in May 2013, because a web browser like firefox definitely is desktop functionality.

I think the questions that have to be asked are more:

What is the task of that system?
How important is being up-to-date with package versions for that system? (I see that the kernel package is 12 versions behind, the system is running 2.6.32-39 from March 2012, whilst there is 2.6.32-51 in updates and 2.6.32-52 in proposed. motd shows that there are 39 package updates available)
What impact does upgrading the system to a higher release potentially have for the user(s) of that system?
Is there a need for having up-to-date versions?
Any thought about security issues due to missing patches and/or updates?

prasad (prasadj24) said : #7

Thanks for your answers, we will check and get back.