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Archived Ubu Repos
« on: September 07, 2014, 01:27:57 pm »
Just discovered something interesting.

Recent updates to the Ubu 14.10 dev release is giving my 'legacy' desktop box fits -- frozen displays -- GPU lockup -- kernel panics -- and so forth, and so on.  All fun stuff, but...

As a result, I've been using my beloved Ubu 10.10 backup, the past couple of days, so I can get some work done.

Okay... enough with the pretext  :D

What I didn't realize, until today, is that Canonical maintains an archive repo:  http://old-releases.ubuntu.com

I plugged it into this Ubu 10.10 (Maverick) install, and everything works, except 'extras'.

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vindsl@Zuul:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release 
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources/DiffIndex
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner Sources
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick Release
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release         
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release         
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources                   
  404  Not Found
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources             
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/universe Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse i386 Packages
W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
vindsl@Zuul:~$
[close]

Why is this interesting to me?!?!

Although Canonical obviously doesn't support updates and patches to 10.10 Maverick, at least I can install things now, albeit frozen in time.

Why am I mentioning it here?!?!

Maybe some other goofball doesn't feel like upgrading his (for instance) Peppermint 4 install -- he just wants to add some proggies here n' there.

I don't see any reason why these archived/old-releases repos wouldn't work for previous versions of Peppermint.

Might help someone in a pinch, eh what?   ;)

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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 01:45:01 pm »
Bwahahaha 

Remember this feature?  I loved 10.10.  It was a perfect 10/10...  ;D





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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 03:48:25 pm »
Nice find .. actually I came across the archived repos a few years ago .. then promptly forgot about them, so thanks for the reminder :)

For those interested, here are 2 tutorials for using the "old-release" repos
http://www.warpconduit.net/2011/07/31/apt-repository-for-old-ubuntu-releases/
and
https://coderwall.com/p/3n6xka

Any problems .. just ask here.

Cheers VinDSL

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And I agree, Maverick was the best version of Ubuntu ever released .. before they lost their way.

That said, if they'd continued in that vein I'd not have gone looking for something else and found Peppermint .. so maybe Unity was the BEST thing Ubuntu ever did ;)
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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 06:39:35 pm »
I just installed GDebi in "Maverick" using the "old-release" repos.  Everything went fine.

I was tempted to install Lentian Lintian too, but that adds a lot of cruft -- didn't want to push my luck.

I used GDebi to install the most recent version of ConkyWX (from 0.7.8 => 2.0.0 HTTP download).  That went well, also.

All I need to do is tweak my Conky configs for ConkyWX 2.0  Yay!

Now, watch, 'they' will fix the nVidia drivers in Ubu 14.10 tomorrow and I won't use Ubu 10.10 again for another 2 years.   :)

Actually, I use Ubu 10.10 all the time, for building bootable USB drivers -- seems to work much better/more stable than using the dev builds.
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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 06:44:26 pm »
Did you mean lintian (deb package checker) ?

If not, what is lentian ?
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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 07:01:33 pm »
Did you mean lintian (deb package checker) ?

If not, what is lentian ?

Yes. Lintian.  I always misspell that name.  I think they spelled it that way on purpose, just to be difficult.   ;)

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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 07:18:20 pm »
Makes me think of someone the planet Lint
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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 08:24:17 pm »
lentian isn't that a soup???  LOL    ;)
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Re: Archived Ubu Repos
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 08:31:51 pm »
Heh!  Oldskool   ;D





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