Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) End of Life reached on July 17 2020

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month to confirm that as of today (July 17, 2020), Ubuntu 19.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 19.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) release almost 9 months ago, on October 17, 2019, and its support period is now nearing its end. Ubuntu 19.10 will reach end of life on Friday, July 17 2020.

At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 19.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 19.10 is via Ubuntu 20.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:


Ubuntu 20.04 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:


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 Jul 17 16:05:40 UTC 2020 by Iain Lane, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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