Ubuntu 11.04 is showing "release end of life" message in Nov 2012

Asked by m t sharp on 2012-11-09

Ubuntu 11.04 is showing "release end of life" message in Nov 2012. According to the web site 11.04 should continue to have updates for three years (see http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife). Why is this happening on my personal machine as well as 30 machines at my work place? Updates have been done regularly.

When I ran "ubuntu-support-status" I got following response:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 105, in <module>
    (still_supported, support_str) = get_maintenance_status(cache, pkg.name, support_tag)
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 37, in get_maintenance_status
    raise Exception("No date tag found")
Exception: No date tag found

I have screen shots of the messages in question, but no way to upload in the posting.

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

please see here about Ubuntu supported and unsupported (EOL) releases:

Ubuntu 11.04 is not LTS version. Supported for 18 months from the released day. Now is EOL.

If you want LTS version download 12.04 LTS , supported until April 2017. (5 years from release date).


Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #2

see this

Version : Ubuntu 11.04
Code name : Natty Narwhal
Docs : Tech / Rel
Release date : April 28, 2011
End of life date : October 28, 2012

Please closed question ... and upgrade to 12.04

I suggest a clean install, then restore user data from backup

Precise is supported until 2017, lots of time :)

m t sharp (sharpmt) said : #5

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.

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