APT Package Resource List for Old Ubuntu Releases

Package repositories for old Ubuntu releases are dropped from Ubuntu’s upstream package repository and are removed from Ubuntu package mirrors. However, Ubuntu still makes them available here: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/. Here is an example /etc/apt/sources.list file for Ubuntu Dapper:

#
# /etc/apt/sources.list
# Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
#
 
#
# main and restricted:
#
#   These are the primary package archives.
#
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
 
#
# universe:
#
#   Additional software from the larger pool of debian packages.  Gobs and
#   gobs of useful software lives here, however, software from this 
#   repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu team. 
#
#   Note: Some of the software in this repository may not be under a free 
#         licence. Please satisfy yourself as to your rights to use the 
#         software. 
#
#   Note: Software in this repository WILL NOT receive any review or 
#         updates from the Ubuntu security team.
#
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates universe
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
 
#
# multiverse:
#
#  Additional software that is "not free", which means the licensing 
#  requirements of this software do not meet the Ubuntu "main" Component 
#  Licence Policy.
#
#  Note: This software is not supported and usually cannot be fixed or 
#  updated. Use it at your own risk.
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates multiverse
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security multiverse
 
#
# backports:
#
#   Software from a newer release of the distribution, or even from the 
#   development branch of the distribution, but built against this release.
#   It may provide newer features, but should be considered untested.
#
#   Note: Software in this repository WILL NOT receive any review or 
#         updates from the Ubuntu security team.
#
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports universe
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports universe
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports multiverse
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports multiverse

Here is an example /etc/apt/sources.list file for Ubuntu Hardy:

#
# /etc/apt/sources.list
# Ubuntu Hardy 8.04
#
 
#
# main and restricted:
#
#   These are the primary package archives.
#
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
 
#
# universe:
#
#   Additional software from the larger pool of debian packages.  Gobs and
#   gobs of useful software lives here, however, software from this 
#   repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu team. 
#
#   Note: Some of the software in this repository may not be under a free 
#         licence. Please satisfy yourself as to your rights to use the 
#         software. 
#
#   Note: Software in this repository WILL NOT receive any review or 
#         updates from the Ubuntu security team.
#
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates universe
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
 
#
# multiverse:
#
#  Additional software that is "not free", which means the licensing 
#  requirements of this software do not meet the Ubuntu "main" Component 
#  Licence Policy.
#
#  Note: This software is not supported and usually cannot be fixed or 
#  updated. Use it at your own risk.
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse
deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
 
#
# backports:
#
#   Software from a newer release of the distribution, or even from the 
#   development branch of the distribution, but built against this release.
#   It may provide newer features, but should be considered untested.
#
#   Note: Software in this repository WILL NOT receive any review or 
#         updates from the Ubuntu security team.
#
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports main restricted
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports main restricted
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports universe
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports universe
#deb     http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports multiverse
#deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-backports multiverse

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