do-release-upgrade points you to a webpage that doesn't contain information about how to upgrade

Bug #1201546 reported by Brian Murray on 2013-07-15
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ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

do-release-upgrade contains the following code:

  # make sure to inform the user if his distro is no longer supported
  # this will make it appear in motd (that calls do-release-upgrade in
  # check-new-release mode)
  if m.no_longer_supported is not None:
    url = "http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife"
    print(_("Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore."))
    print(_("For upgrade information, please visit:\n"
            "%(url)s\n") % { 'url' : url })

If you go to url specified you'll notice that it does not actually contain information about how to upgrade from an End of Life release.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The oldest version of the url, found at archive.org[1], does not provide much guidance either. I wonder if presenting the url is useful at all.

http://web.archive.org/web/20111015235949/http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife

tags: added: saucy
Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Maybe just changing the message from "For upgrade information, please visit:" to "For release life cycle information, please visit" would be sufficient.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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