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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) End of Life reached on May 16 2014

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:42 AM

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to
confirm that as of today (May 16, 2014), Ubuntu 12.10 is no longer
supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 12.10, and
it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) release more than 18 months
ago, on October 18, 2012. Since changes to the Ubuntu support cycle
mean that Ubuntu 13.04 has reached end of life before Ubuntu 12.10, the
support cycle for Ubuntu 12.10 has been extended slightly to overlap
with the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This will allow users to move
directly from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (via Ubuntu 13.10).

This period of overlap is now coming to a close, and we will be retiring
Ubuntu 12.10 on Friday, May 16, 2014. At that time, Ubuntu Security
Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for
Ubuntu 12.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 12.10 is via Ubuntu 13.10, though
we highly recommend that once you've upgraded to 13.10, you continue to
upgrade through to 14.04, as 13.10's support will end in July.

Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:


Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 continue to be actively supported with security
updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security
updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce

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