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Ubuntu 12.10 is not supported any more since May 2014.

Why is there no archived version at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ ?

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Although the Files for quantal are not listed, the files have actually been moved and can be found here:


edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change 'archive.ubuntu.com' to 'old-releases.ubuntu.com'

You can do this with sed

sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

then update with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Attention: you should only use the old-release archive if you have no possibility to upgrade to a newer version, because you won't get any security updates using these old archives

  • Do you by any chance now if the security upgrades for quantal can be found somewhere? Or are they incorporated into old-releases.ubuntu.com? – Ztyx Mar 2 '15 at 11:13

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