Ubuntu – WIll EOL releases no longer be archived


According to this How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release? question, EOL releases are archived to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com.

But currently, I cannot see Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 to be available on this website, while all others(since 4.10) are available, as you can see in the screenshot below

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So has canonical and/or Ubuntu devel-teams decided not to archive EOL releases any more?
or is it work to be done?

Best Answer

They don't transfer EOL immediately to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com, they keep them on http://releases.ubuntu.com or sometimes http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ for a while. The cdimage one seems to get cleared faster. I don't know how this time period is determined or it's length it's just something I've noticed when downloading isos.

Ubuntu 12.10 Page = http://releases.ubuntu.com/quantal/

Ubuntu 13.04 Page = http://releases.ubuntu.com/raring/

Remember their are also 3rd party mirrors sometimes available that may have older isos still available such as http://mirrors.nl.eu.kernel.org/ubuntu-releases/ which still has 12.10 here: http://mirrors.nl.eu.kernel.org/ubuntu-releases/12.10/