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I m on Ubuntu 12.04 and i get shown some packages from main are supported until October 2013 after running ubuntu-support-status. Why is this, since main will get support til 2017?! It states that - as an example - libenca0 - is only supported for 18 months although it sits in main? Is this a bug? October 2013 is over now, obviously.

apt-cache show libenca0
Package: libenca0
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 220
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Michal Čihař <nijel@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Source: enca
Version: 1.13-4
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4)
Filename: pool/main/e/enca/libenca0_1.13-4_i386.deb
Size: 62192
MD5sum: dc1738e9af93e6a46258b794d444c73f
SHA1: 5ab76251c991a9de868dc0a8927f899b385c09ac
SHA256: 0d52c45d92b778a04f36b4c0c06aaf9a739203a06cb11e25e7bdfa7ce5f494d7
Description-en: Extremely Naive Charset Analyser - shared library files
 Enca is an Extremely Naive Charset Analyser. It detects the character set and
 the encoding of text files and can also convert them to other encodings.
 .
 This package contains the shared library needed to run applications compiled
 against libenca.
Homepage: http://cihar.com/software/enca/
Description-md5: da9031e69c0ee3eed757fb4c01f3036d
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 18m
Task: mythbuntu-frontend, mythbuntu-frontend, mythbuntu-desktop, mythbuntu-backend-slave, mythbuntu-backend-slave, mythbuntu-backend-master, mythbuntu-backend-master, lubuntu-desktop, ubuntustudio-video, ubuntustudio-graphics
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Packages which are primarily part of one of the not-Ubuntu desktops are not necessarily supported for 5 years (due to limited manpower). I think Xubuntu 12.04 is 3 years and Lubuntu 12.04 is 18 months, unsure about others. See askubuntu.com/questions/128283/… –  chronitis Dec 2 '13 at 13:54

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