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-Line (EOL), therefore not officially supported. Unless you have a good reason for sticking with 9.04, upgrade to a newer version. 18.04 is 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. – Arto Bendiken Oct 16 '14 at 15:24
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    @ArtoBendiken Thanks. I removed it -- anyway the most important parts are still here :) – slhck Oct 16 '14 at 15:31
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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. – Joe Yahchouchi Apr 5 at 7:21

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