How to check packages support status for Ubuntu 18.04

To know which packages are supported and which are not, for how long and whether the community or canonical are the ones who support it, just run:

ubuntu-support-status

It will give you this sample output:

Support status summary of '$HOSTNAME':

You have 211 packages (15.4%) supported until April 2021 (Community - 3y)
You have 1431 packages (74.0%) supported until April 2023 (Canonical - 5y)
You have 2 packages (0.1%) supported until April 2021 (Canonical - 3y)
You have 2 packages (0.1%) supported until January 2019 (Community - 9m)

You have 24 packages (0.9%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
You have 254 packages (9.5%) that are unsupported


Run with --show-unsupported, --show-supported or --show-all to see more details

To get more detailed info, add –show-unsupported, –show-supported or –show-all. You could of course use grep to help in filtering.

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