View Full Version : [ubuntu] Gutsy Repos turned off

April 29th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Just ran update manager yesterday, and noticed that all the Gutsy repos are off. I presumed that this was because Gutsy had had its support ended in line with Jaunty coming online. Now I only use my Gutsy laptop for copying files off my server in the loft onto my video player, and the odd bit of web browsing. I really dont need to be bang up to date, and dont want the hassle of an upgrade. I think there are archive repos of the old Gutsy files, it would be nice to still be able to apt-get install the odd program. I dont mind lack of security updates. Does anyone know the address of these archive repos?


June 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM
I was thinking on reinstalling gutsy on my pc as the newer versions fail to play nice with my VIA video, creating constant freezes and degraded images, but this is a bummer.

There are no archived backups anywhere?

June 17th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Just replace "archive.ubuntu.com" with "old-releases.ubuntu.com" in /etc/apt/sources.list.

From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades:

sudo perl -p -i.ORIG -e 's/(?:(?:\w+.)?archive|security).(ubuntu.com)/old-releases.$1/' /etc/apt/sources.list