Ubuntu vivid end of life....

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Ubuntu vivid end of life....

Postby mgrecki » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:33 am

Hi,
unfortunately the last parabuntu is based on Ubuntu vivid which is no longer supported. The consequences are no upgrades and even no possibility to download and install any package. I found a simple workaround which solves problems however it is probably not the right one (the right one requires preparation of new parabuntu version).
In order to be able again to keep the system alive, I have changed all "vivid" ids to "xenial" ids in /etc/sources.list. After apt-get update you have again access to package repositories. And after apt-get upgrade the system reports Ubuntu 16.04 (with support up to 2012).
Up to now, I cannot see any problems, everything works as before.
Hopefully, this will make life easier for somebody.
Please correct me if this way is related to some problems. As I wrote I did not notice any...
Disclaimer - please backup your files before making the changes. This is just in case something goes wrong.

PS. Anyway, in my opinion, the new parabuntu should be prepared, the current version after a fresh install is already dead in the sense neither new packages can be installed nor the system upgraded. If there are no volunteers to do that I am thinking about porting Debian to Parallella. Any comments why not to do that and stay with Ubuntu welcome.
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Re: Ubuntu vivid end of life....

Postby mgrecki » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:22 pm

of course, support to Ubuntu Xenial is up to 2021, not 2012 as I wrote....
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Re: Ubuntu vivid end of life....

Postby Min » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:06 am

hi mgrecki,

I had the same problem. And I happened to notice ubuntu move old releases to a new url. Here's my solution
/etc/apt/sources.list
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deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid main universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid main universe
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security main universe


parabuntu is using ubuntu image from linaro. I think we can change to Debian.
https://github.com/parallella/parabuntu

Did you start porting Debian to Parallella?
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