This is bad advice for lazy ass Linux user, in this case my future self.
Some time ago, trying to update my Linux box, I realized that I cannot do that – package repositories return some 404-like error, cannot find any content in the official repos.
Of course I immediately started to search for mirror repos but it turned out to be much more tricky.. Finally I learned that non-LTS distribution packages go to special archive repos after support of the distribution version is officially discontinued and you will be able to find all the packages there.
So, here they are, couple of lines that saved me a lot of time and allowed me to continue using aging Ubuntu repo:
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main universe restricted multiverse deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner
In my case these lines ended up inside /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
Just replace ‘saucy‘ there with code name of your distro version and you are good to continue using your old distro exposing yourself to all the possible security threats out there.. ENJOY!