Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) reached End of Life on January 13, 2018

Ubuntu announced its 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release almost 9 months ago, on
April 13, 2017.  As a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle
and, as such, will reach end of life on Saturday, January 13th.

At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or
updated packages for Ubuntu 17.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.04 is via Ubuntu 17.10.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:


Ubuntu 17.10 continues to be actively supported with security updates and
select high-impact bug fixes.  Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu
releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information
about which may be found at:


Development of a complete response to the highly-publicized Meltdown and
Spectre vulnerabilities is ongoing, and due to the timing with respect to
this End of Life, we will not be providing updated Linux kernel packages for
Ubuntu 17.04.  We advise users to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 and install the
updated kernel packages for that release when they become available.

For more information about Canonical’s response to the Meltdown and
Spectre vulnerabilities, see:


Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly
regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools,
businesses and governments around the world.  Ubuntu is Open Source
software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or
alter their software in order to meet their needs.


Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Jan 5 22:23:25 UTC 2018 
by Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team
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2 Responses to “Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) reached End of Life on January 13, 2018”

  1. SammyKat Says:

    Everyone understands EOL for supported software, but to disable the upgrade mechanism at the same time by removing the releasee files is backward at best. This is what one could expect from Microshaft… not Canonical.

    I took you guys a long time, but you finally got your first trike.

    Discontinue support, but leave the upgrade open for Christ’s sake.

    Sammy Kat

  2. guiverc Says:

    The update mechanism was not disabled. After any release becomes EOL, the repository is moved [from archive.ubuntu.com] to old-releases.ubuntu.com. If you point your sources.list there you’ll be able to re-add software, but won’t get any updates because of the EOL. If you need help with this, go to a help forum. For information about forums available, please refer to https://community.ubuntu.com/t/community-support/709

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