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Installing packages to unsupported Ubuntu editions?
Unable to install software on my ubuntu 9.10

I am still using Ubuntu karmic. I know I should upgrade but that is not so easy in the moment as I am in a country with very low bandwidth.

I need to install one package. Can I still find old software sources somewhere?

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unsupported releases are available from: old-releases.ubuntu.com.

To find particular package, you can:

wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ls-lR.gz
zcat ls-lR.gz | less

and once you find the correct path, just download the packages, for example:

wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/m/mc/mc_4.6.1-1ubuntu2_i386.deb
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He could simply substitute the server in his sources.list, then use his preferred package manager. –  enzotib Jan 2 '12 at 19:49
@enzotib: I agree. But he want to get only one package, so I provided solution without the 'apt-cache update' to save the traffic. –  Michał Šrajer Jan 2 '12 at 20:06

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