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How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version?

I just got a problem with software installation and software sources on my Ubuntu.

I cant use Application manager to install anything:

Could not download all repository indexes
The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted... .

Also if I go to software sources>Select Best Server>Choose the best server, then it wants me to reload and then again gives me the same problem.

I do have Internet connection and my Ubuntu version is 9.04.

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I suggest you to upgrade Ubuntu. 9.04 is too old to be answered by the users I think. –  Anwar Shah Sep 13 '12 at 14:17
    
Exact duplicate - askubuntu.com/questions/91815/… –  jrg Sep 13 '12 at 14:38
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Ubuntu 9.04 reached end of life nearly two years ago on October 23 2010, as this article describes, so you have had no security updates for a long while. This probably should be a concern by now.

However, even though this is the case you can probably still use the old-releases part of of the Ubuntu site and replace the entries in your sources.list with the old-releases urls; i.e. use old-releases.ubuntu.com instead of archive.ubuntu.com. There is more at the Ubuntu forums on this topic of keeping old versions going. Please see this official Ubuntu article on end of life upgrades too as that explains quite a lot about the process of adapting your sources.list.

So, there is a way to keep using Jaunty, but I do advise an upgrade soon.

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This should probably help....

(but this answer won't work for a long time!)

Enter this command on terminal:

sudo software-properties-gtk

Software Sources window will come up. Under the "Ubuntu Software" tab, choose "Other.." inside "Download From" drop down menu.

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Then select this as your download server :

New Caledonia

achive.ubuntu.nautile.nc

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Reload the package index (or sudo apt-get update), and thing should work fine. Most servers around the world are removing packages of old Ubuntu releases.

I suggest you to upgrade Ubuntu!

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