Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) end-of-life reached on April 10, 2012

This note is just to confirm that the support period for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) formally ends on April 10, 2012 and Ubuntu Security Notices no longer includes information or updated packages for Ubuntu 10.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 10.10 is via Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NattyUpgrades. Note that upgrades to version 11.04 and beyond are only supported in multiple steps, via an upgrade first to 11.04, then to 11.10. Both Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 continue to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customize or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list by Kate Stewart on Tue Apr 10 15:39:12 UTC 2012

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2 Responses to “Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) end-of-life reached on April 10, 2012”

  1. Bill Mohrhardt Says:

    Where can I point my Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop machines to in order to get the updates? Once a distribution has reached its “end-of-life”, are the updates still posted somewhere? I still plan on building 10.10 desktop machines, as they have performed very well in our environment.


  2. Bryan Says:

    I’m no expert, but here’s a page talking about EOL upgrades in general https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades.

    In that page, it talks about editing your /etc/apt/sources.list file – I remember doing something like that when upgrading I was using 8.10 and it became EOL.

    I really think Ubuntu should hide the non-LTS releases a little more. 8.10 got EOL’d before I even knew what an LTS was, and you apparently need to then upgrade step by step, like 8.10 -> 9.04 -> 9.10 -> 10.04 LTS. And then that process is supposedly so fragile, many recommend just installing the newer version fresh. Quite a pain…

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