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Old 02-23-2011, 10:36 PM   #16
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Thank you again. I have received my cd and will try lit shortly/ Most of the suggested enttrys to the test program were not recognized by the program (supposedly Debian) and the rest led to hang ups.

I have been working with Ubuntu for about 3 years and have found 8.10 off the CD from Amazon to be rock solid. However Canonical not only does not support 8.10 now, they have destroyed the program inventory that was originally supplied. So much for open software.

I was hoping that using Debian could enable me to again use my lost programs.
If it matters to anyone I can run Xsane and Audacity on my system of Ubuntu and XP well enough to be practical.

Old 02-24-2011, 12:25 AM   #17
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Support for regular Ubuntu releases ceases 18 months after release, for LTS versions support ceases after 3 years. Ubuntu 8.10 was of the former variety. The repositories for old versions exist at a different location, if anyone needs this in the future the repository(old-releases) for Intrepid Ibex is:
deb intrepid main restricted
you'll have to add the above line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
should open up /etc/apt/sources.list for editing. While you are at it you might want to remove the old entries.

For other versions just replace intrepid in the sources.list apt line with the name of your version of ubuntu.

Old Ubuntu Releases Website:
More information on configuring your apt sources for Old Releases :

It would save people a lot of trouble if the folks at Ubuntu could send this information via an update before they withdrawing support for older versions...

Last edited by austinium; 02-24-2011 at 12:33 AM. Reason: added info


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