Sunday, 11 January 2015

Re: Please retire

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 06:26:54PM +0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> At the moment do-release-upgrade -d from utopic -> vivid is failing
> because repository does not exist for vivid, it's
> failing to fetch and thus upgrade is aborted becase of "possible
> network problems".
> Can we please stop adding by default? Not consider
> it's absence as failure to upgrade Ubuntu? Have it in apt.sources.d/*
> instead of apt.sources?
> Quantal appears to be the last release that had
> Unless there are any objects I'll remove from new
> installations and will seek SRU to trusty and up to drop
> from the apt.sources.
> --
> Regards,
> Dimitri.

This was discussed by the Technical Board earlier this cycle and we
indeed agreed to retire

I believe I've got the action to do the actual changes to get it off new
installations and upgrades to vivid but have been pretty busy with other
things so far, so any help is very much welcome!

For the record, the plan is to remove it from the default sources.list,
from software-properties and from any sources.list template that we
generate at installation time. Then do a change to the upgrader to
remove it for people upgrading to vivid.

SRUs would be nice but aren't strictly needed (other than what's needed
for the upgrader) as will remain online until trusty
goes EOL in April 2019 at which point we'll kill of the web server entirely.

Stéphane Graber
Ubuntu developer