Support status of nginx in Ubuntu 14.04LTS expired in Feburary 2015?

St├ęphane Graber stgraber at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 25 19:05:23 UTC 2016


On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 02:57:22PM -0400, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 2016-04-25 02:45 PM, Andreas Wundsam wrote:
> > Hello Ubuntu Maintainers,
> > 
> > I was surprised to see that ubuntu-support-status shows the support of package
> > nginx expired in February 2015?
> > 
> > ---
> > $ ubuntu-support-status --show-all
> > [....]
> > Supported until February 2015 (9m):
> > [...] *nginx nginx-common *
> > ---
> > 
> > apt show shows the package as being in main, but receiving only 9 months of support:
> > 
> > ---
> > Supported: 9m
> > APT-Sources: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
> > ----
> > 
> > So far, it has been my world view that packages that reside in the main
> > repository would receive the full 5 years of LTS support.
> > 
> > What am I missing?
> > 
> 
> Short answer: don't use ubuntu-support-status, it doesn't work.
> 
> Long answer: ubuntu-support-status is a deprecated tool that used to be used
> when we had a 3y/5y split on desktop and server packages. It returns the
> contents of the "Supported:" tag which hasn't been updated since Ubuntu 10.04
> LTS. I've filed a bug to get it removed:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/1574670
> 
> Marc.

The Supported: field logic actually got updated on release week for
16.04, so it's absolutely meant to be meaningful.

The code for that logic can be found at:
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-archive/ubuntu-archive-publishing/trunk/view/head:/scripts/maintenance-check.py

If the logic doesn't match reality, then someone should send a branch to
fix the logic.

Note that it's long been the case that the fact that a package is in
main or in universe doesn't necessarily indicate support length. We have
plenty of packages in universe with support for 3 years or 5 years
during LTS cycles and there are a number of packages that are in main
but aren't part of a product and so aren't supported past the 9 months
mark.

-- 
St├ęphane Graber
Ubuntu developer
http://www.ubuntu.com
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