Friday, 28 April 2017

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) End of Life reached on April 28, 2017

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to
confirm that as of today (April 28, 2017), Ubuntu 12.04 is no longer
generally supported. No more package updates will be accepted to
the 12.04 primary archive, and it will be copied for archival to
old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

However, we will again remind you that for customers who can't upgrade
immediately, Canonical is offering Extended Security Support for Ubuntu
Advantage customers, more info about which can be found here:

* https://ubuntu.com/esm

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

Ubuntu announced its 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) release almost 5 years ago,
on April 26, 2012. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed
to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The
support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 12.04 will reach end
of life on Friday, April 28th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices
will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 12.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 12.04 is via Ubuntu 14.04.
Users are encouraged to evaluate and upgrade to our latest 16.04 LTS
release via 14.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrades may be
found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades and
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenialUpgrades. Ubuntu 14.04 and
16.04 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

For users who can't upgrade immediately, Canonical has just announced
an extended support package for Ubuntu Advantage customers, which will
keep delivering security updates while you evaluate your upgrades to
newer releases. The announcement, with details about how and where to
purchase extended support, can be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-March/000217.html

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
customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Adam Conrad

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