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

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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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