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I read this: "The ubuntu-support-status command will print the exact status of your system. " but when i try i get this:

$ ubuntu-support-status
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 105, in <module>
  (still_supported, support_str) = get_maintenance_status(cache,, support_tag)
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 37, in get_maintenance_status
     raise Exception("No date tag found")
  Exception: No date tag found`
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That is a bug in ubuntu-support-status.

So while they don't release a fix you can try to change the default repositories under "Software Sources" (I don't have any evidence this could work, but in my system that command works and the only difference must be the repositories used).

Good luck.

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I don't understand well what you mean. What do you mean? – Robert Vila Nov 4 '12 at 22:52

If you use the sudo ubuntu-support-status the results will be

see example:

johnbob@redneck-MS-7032:~$ sudo ubuntu-support-status
[sudo] password for johnbob: 
Support status summary of 'redneck-MS-7032':

    You have 905 packages (82.9%) supported until April 2014 (18m)

    You have 0 packages (0.0%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
    You have 187 packages (17.1%) that are unsupported

Run with --show-unsupported, --show-supported or --show-all to see more details
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No. If I use sudo ubuntu-support-status , the result is exactly the same; and if I use options, the result is exactly the same; and if I use both (sudo and options), the result is exactly the same. The command is in the /usr/bin/ directory – Robert Vila Nov 4 '12 at 17:55

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