Ubuntu 16 (xenial) and Ubuntu 18 (bionic) now abandoned?

Hey all, looks like Hashicorp has abandoned xenial and bionic support as of today, June 10, 2024?

I just need confirmation that is the case, so I know it’s not something else going on. (would be awesome if Hashicorp announced that somewhere, and if it was, please point me in that direction!)

The install steps for packer no longer work for Ubuntu 16 and 18 anymore:

We get this during the apt update:

Err:6 http s://aptreleaseshashicorpcom xenial Release
404 Not Found

E: The repository ‘http s://aptreleases>dot>hashicorpcom xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

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Same here. I’m pretty sure Bionic won’t reach their EoL until about 2030, which means this Linux OS end-of-life policy shouldn’t apply to it.

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Thanks, yea we are paying Canonical for ESM (extended security maintenance) on Xenial, so we don’t call it end of life :slight_smile:

Hey @achan @keyunjie96,

I’ve just confirmed that both Xenial and Bionic are indeed not distributions we officially support anymore, we removed them both from our main apt repos today.
They’re still installable from our archive repos though, so if you update your apt sources to point to those, you should still be able to get them up-to-date.

For reference, we have one page that enumerates what’s the support status for Linux distributions, along with instructions for using the archive repo: Official Packaging Guide.

As for the lack of announcement for this, duly noted! I’ve reported this to our internal release engineering teams, and we’ll be better in the future on that front.

Hope that helps!

Much appreciated, thanks for your quick response!