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Want To Update or Install Packages on Vintage Ubuntu Installs?


By steve - Posted on 08 January 2012

I've been working with some older Ubuntu installs and needed to get some packages on the older systems before doing some changes and upgrades.

Well, even LTS servers have an end-of-life and you'll find your apt sources are no longer valid!

If you want to access the historical releases' apt archives, here's how...

The idea is to update the sources.list with locations where the "no longer supported versions" live.

#nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Remark out the old entries
add these entries:

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse

Exit and save.

Update the lists in apt:

#apt-get update

You should now see the indexes getting updated. When it is done, install away!

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