What defines a "Server" / which packages are supported?
nick.barcet at canonical.com
Sun Nov 8 20:17:55 UTC 2009
On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 18:06 +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases says 8.04 LTS is supported until
> 2011 on the Desktop or 2013 on the Server.
> Can anyone tell me what that officially means? Officially what
> defines a Server install?
> Given the average install that is pointing at the hardy repositories
> and is dully updated, how would one find out which packages it has
> on it that are not supported past 2011?
What defines a server is:
- the kernel used
- the seed that contains each packages in main as explained in .
As checking which package is in which seed is a bit complex, I have been
working a script that provides the end-of-life(EOL) of each package
installed on a given system .
For Dapper, as the seeds where not properly organized to automate this
fully in a satisfactory manner, please refer to the email announcing the
desktop EOL .
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