ubuntu-support-status should report 10 years of support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Bug #1803786 reported by Norbert
This bug affects 8 people
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

OpenStack Summit Berlin 2018, Mark Shuttleworth keynote posted on


contains 10 years of support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:

“I’m also delighted to announce that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for a full 10 years. In part because of the very long time horizons in some of those industries, financial services and telecommunications, but also in the IoT where manufacturing lines are being deployed that will be in production for at least a decade.”

Please include the corresponding message into the output of `ubuntu-support-status` to inform users about EOL on 2028 year.


Note: also seen on AskUbuntu ( https://askubuntu.com/q/1093582/66509 ).

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: rls-bb-incoming
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The 10 years timeline includes 5 years of open support, followed by 5 years of support under Canonical's Extended Security Maintenance product.

I don't think this translates to changing the output of ubuntu-support-status, any more than it did for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

It's not trivial to adjust `ubuntu-support-status` as we are unlikely to republish the release pocket archive metadata. Marketing and announcements about the technical details are still in progress and will be available in due course. There is no immediate actions required to update any metadata.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
tags: removed: rls-bb-incoming
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Great speculation and still there is no official position from Canonical. Only IRC logs.
Well done!

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