Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) began on May 31, 2023

Utkarsh Gupta guptautkarsh2102 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 14:51:08 UTC 2023


This is a follow-up to the Extended Support warning sent one month ago
to confirm that as of May 31, 2023, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS standard support
has ended.  No more package updates are planned to be accepted to the
primary archive of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Remember that if you can't upgrade to 20.04 LTS or later immediately,
Canonical provides Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
to users with Ubuntu Pro. You can find more info about Ubuntu Pro


The original Extended Support warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) release 5 years ago, on
April 26, 2018.  As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed to
ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years.  The
standard support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
will transition to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) on Wednesday,
May 31, 2023.

Users are encouraged to evaluate and upgrade to our latest 22.04 LTS
release via 20.04 LTS.  The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 18.04
LTS is via Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.  Instructions and caveats for the
upgrades may be found at:

   https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FocalUpgrades for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
   https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JammyUpgrades for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS continue to be actively supported with
security updates and 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 here:


Canonical provides Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
to customers through Ubuntu Pro.  Further information can be found


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,
Utkarsh Gupta

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