Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) reached End of Life on April 25 2019 (ESM available)

This is a follow-up to the Extended Support warning sent a month ago to confirm that as of April 25, 2019, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS basic support has ended. No more package updates[1] will be accepted to the 14.04 primary archive, and any subsequent support will be done via Extended Security Maintenance. Over the coming weeks, various images will be archived, and the primary archive will be copied to old-releases.

Again, we remind you that for customers who can’t upgrade to 16.04 or later immediately, Canonical offers Extended Security Support for 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu Advantage customers, more info about which can be found here:


[1] We expect one more update to the ubuntu-advantage client to support future ESM features.

The original Extended Support warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) release almost 5 years ago, on April 17, 2014. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The standard support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.04 will transition to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) on Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

Users are encouraged to evaluate and upgrade to our latest 18.04 LTS release via 16.04. The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.04 is via Ubuntu 16.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrades may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenialUpgrades for Ubuntu 16.04 and

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades for Ubuntu 18.04.

Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 continue to be actively supported with security updates and bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found here:


Canonical provides Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to customers through Ubuntu Advantage. The announcement including details about how and where to purchase extended support can be found here:



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 Wed May 1 23:18:57 UTC 2019 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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