Recently I had to install some new packages in my server, but the version of Ubuntu (10.10-maverick) is not supported anymore. So, when I tried with
apt-get update, I got lots of
404 not found messages.
I didn't know I could change the
sources.list using the old-releases addresses, so I changed my sources.list with the repositories in the next newer supported version (11.10).
apt-get update, and it worked. Then I installed the new packages without problems. I could see some of the old packages (like libc, perl, etc) were updated too.
Until now, everything seems to work fine, but I don't know if this solution can give problems in the future. I'm a little afraid about this, because the server is on production and many people depend on the services on it. I don't want to install new packages using the new
sources.list if I am going to get problems of libraries or similar.
Can you help me? Thanks in advance.