Lubuntu 12.04 End Of Life - EOL

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Wed Oct 30 12:54:02 UTC 2013

Hi Ali,
Reply inline
Best regards/Nio

On 2013-10-30 13:21, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at
> <mailto:nio.wiklund at>> wrote:
>     "unsupported packages" means unsupported by Canonical.
>     These packages are/were supported by some other person, organisation or
>     company, and there might be packages where the development/support is
>     discontinued. Canonical does not promise anything about the support.
>     Best regards
>     Nio
> Hello Nio,
> Is there any official Document/Wiki/Link that refer to the same
> explanation above?
> And, to me, it appears that "status --show-all" is a tricky command that
> can NOT really tell you in an easy/direct way about your system being
> supported or not.
> This is from Lubuntu 13.04 amd64 (3.8.0-32-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Tue
> Oct 1 22:35:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)  and it is
> really confusing.
> You have 1200 packages (84.8%) supported until January 2014 (9m)
> You have 12 packages (0.8%) supported until July 2014 (9m)
> You have 0 packages (0.0%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
> You have 203 packages (14.3%) that are unsupported
> Are you trying to say that, for example in my case, the 203 packages are
> NOT from Canonical and they are not responsible of this? then how would
> someone tell whether his/her system is secure or not?

For example abiword, gnumeric and VLC are developed and maintained by
others than Canonical. And the Lubuntu specific software is developed
and maintained or cherry-picked by 'our' developers, not Canonical.

> "Unsupported:
> abiword abiword-common ace-of-penguins alsamixergui audacious
> audacious-plugins audacious-plugins-data blueman cabextract
> chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
> elementary-icon-theme extlinux ffmpegthumbnailer
> flashplugin-installer galculator gdebi gdebi-core gecko-mediaplayer
> giblib1 gnome-mplayer gnome-paint gnome-system-tools gnome-time-admin
> gnumeric gnumeric-common gpaint gpicview gtk-recordmydesktop
> gtk2-engines-pixbuf guvcview hardinfo indicator-application-gtk2
> leafpad liba52-0.7.4 libabiword-2.9 libass4 libaudclient2 libaudcore1
> libavcodec-extra-53 libavutil-extra-51 libbinio1ldbl libbluray1
> libbs2b0 libcddb2 libcompfaceg1 libcrystalhd3 libcue1 libdca0
> libdirac-encoder0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libdvbpsi7 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
> libebml3 libexo-1-0 libexo-common libexo-helpers libfaad2
> libffmpegthumbnailer4 libfluidsynth1 libfm-data libfm-gtk-bin
> libfm-gtk-data libfm-gtk3 libfm3 libgda-5.0-4 libgda-5.0-common
> libgmlib1 libgmtk1 libgmtk1-data libgoffice-0.10-10
> libgoffice-0.10-10-common libguess1 libiso9660-8 libkate1
> libloudmouth1-0 libmad0 libmatroska5 libmenu-cache2 libmms0
> libmodplug1 libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil
> libmowgli2 libmp3lame0 libmpcdec6 libmpeg2-4 libmpg123-0
> libmusicbrainz3-6 libnet-dbus-perl libnspr4-0d libobrender27 libobt0
> libonig2 liboobs-1-5 libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0
> libopenjpeg2 libopus0 libots0 libresid-builder0c2a libsdl-image1.2
> libsidplay2 libssh2-1 libtar0 libts-0.0-0 libtwolame0 libupnp6
> libvcdinfo0 libvlc5 libvlccore5 libvo-aacenc0 libvo-amrwbenc0
> libwebp4 libwv-1.2-4 libx264-123 libxaw3dxft6 libxfce4ui-1-0
> libxfce4util-common libxfce4util6 libxfconf-0-2 libxml-twig-perl
> libxvidcore4 libzvbi-common libzvbi0 lightdm-gtk-greeter
> lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-artwork-13-04 lubuntu-core
> lubuntu-default-session lubuntu-default-settings lubuntu-desktop
> lubuntu-icon-theme lubuntu-lxpanel-icons lubuntu-restricted-addons
> lubuntu-restricted-extras lubuntu-software-center lxappearance
> lxappearance-obconf lxinput lxkeymap lxlauncher lxmenu-data lxpanel
> lxpanel-indicator-applet-plugin lxrandr lxsession lxsession-data
> lxsession-edit lxshortcut lxtask lxterminal mplayer2 mtpaint mypaint
> mypaint-data obconf openbox p7zip-full pcmanfm pidgin-microblog pinta
> plymouth-theme-lubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-lubuntu-text
> python-pysqlite2 python-support python-xklavier recordmydesktop scrot
> skype skype-bin:i386 sylpheed sylpheed-doc sylpheed-i18n
> sylpheed-plugins synaptic syslinux-themes-debian
> syslinux-themes-debian-wheezy system-tools-backends transmission
> tsconf ttf-mscorefonts-installer unetbootin unetbootin-translations
> unrar vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse xfburn
> xfce-keyboard-shortcuts xfce4-notifyd xfce4-power-manager
> xfce4-power-manager-data xfconf xpad xpaint xscreensaver
> xscreensaver-data zsync"
> If you have a look at these, you will come to know most if not all are
> shipped by default with Lubuntu. While 13.04 has not yet reached its
> EOL, how can we really tell whether our system is secure or not?
> There must be another way to confirm unless someone has a good and
> logical explanation of what is going on!

"Don't use it after the EOL ..."

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