Where can I get the old repositories for Ubuntu versions? In my case, it's 9.04 Jaunty?

I found all the official repositories and their mirrors have been removed. I am wondering where I can get the repository list for this version?

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Your system is End-of-Life (EOL), therefore not officially supported. Unless you have a good reason for sticking with 9.04, upgrade to a newer version. Go to the next long-term supported release for Ubuntu, which will continue to receive updates.

To access old Ubuntu repositories, take a look at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/.

There is also an official Ubuntu documentation for EOL upgrades

They say you should be able to access your packages by putting the following into /etc/apt/sources.list. Important: Change CODENAME to your distribution's code name, e.g. jaunty.

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Just run apt-get update and you can use them.

  • The link to thinkbeforetype.com is dead as of October 2014. Oct 16, 2014 at 15:24
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    Thank you for your answer. Legacy projects with very old software version dependencies are difficult to upgrade (plus no one wants to take responsibility of any bugs of doing that) Sometimes we need to stay old. Apr 5, 2018 at 7:21
  • Recovering some old videos from a camera that won't work with the new firewire stack thanks to this answer and ubuntu lucid 10.04.
    – Julian
    Mar 8, 2022 at 19:24
  • The above works for architectures i386, amd64, but what about, e.g., arm64 (for which you originally would pull from ports.ubuntu.com)? Jul 26, 2022 at 11:20
  • @MarkusUeberall I don't know. I think Ubuntu has only had builds for arm64 from 16.04 onwards … ?
    – slhck
    Jul 26, 2022 at 11:53

You may try the ustc mirror ...


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  • This link worked for me.
    – panta82
    Dec 31, 2021 at 11:29

Depending on what you actually need, replace the entries in /etc/apt/sources.list

Example: In my case, I need ports for arm (32), for 'precise'. In this file, the original sources were //ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/. All occurrences needed to be replaced by //old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/. It wasn't anything but obvious, that the name of the sub-dir also had to be changed.

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