I am using raring and just noticed that I can't install packages any more (404). I checked a couple repositories and raring is not there. Turns out it's been EOL'd, at barely 10 months old, it seems a bit harsh.
Is there some way I can avoid an entire reinstall? I really don't want to go through the whole thing of setting up the desktop again, etc. It doesn't matter if the repository isn't being maintained any more, I just want to grab a couple packages. Can I do a dist-upgrade without a ton of stuff breaking?
I just switched over from Debian six months ago, and I am pretty shocked that they expect me to upgrade. Why do some version have no scheduled EOL date? (Ref https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)
To the person that closed this post, this question is time relevant and an answer that is more than 3 years old doesn't necessarily help. Both the articles linked in that post are 404 or way out of date.