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I'm writing a script which uses the output of apt list --installed to install the same package version on a fresh VM install of (un-upgraded) 16.04.

The purpose is to test upgrade procedures, by creating a VM that is in the same "package-state" as a remote server (which suffers limited connectivity).

Some packages, such as apache2-bin=2.4.18-2ubuntu3.10 are not installable because they are no longer in the main repos.

Where can discontinued packages be downloaded from?

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