Bug 449259 - Notify user when their distro version is EOL and they should upgrade
Summary: Notify user when their distro version is EOL and they should upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Discover
Classification: Applications
Component: discover (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Kubuntu Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
: 450877 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-27 18:28 UTC by dd
Modified: 2022-02-26 12:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 5.25
Sentry Crash Report:

The screenshot shows that only the "Software & Updates" component shows EOL information. (267.99 KB, image/png)
2022-01-27 18:28 UTC, dd

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Description dd 2022-01-27 18:28:26 UTC
Created attachment 145998 [details]
The screenshot shows that only the "Software & Updates" component shows EOL information.

it would be helpful, if the package updater would notify the user, if there are no more security updates. I think this would be inline with the user's expectation, since there are system notifications when there are regular updates (both for manually and automatically performed "apt update"). Only the "Software & Updates" component shows EOL information.

I presume that issues exists for the current Kubuntu versions as well.

In my case, I missed the EOL announcement online and only noticed because I was wondering why no update was coming to fix CVE-2021-4034.

Thanks, dietrich

Operating System: Kubuntu 21.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.80.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.11.0-49-generic
OS Type: 64-bit
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2022-01-27 21:08:19 UTC
Good idea!
Comment 2 Aleix Pol 2022-01-31 17:08:29 UTC
Is anyone aware of (hopefully standard) ways to know if distros are EOL?
Comment 3 dd 2022-01-31 17:59:36 UTC
In Debian/Ubuntu, the utility 'distro-info' (package 'distro-info') can be used to list the currently supported releases with 'distro-info --supported'. Alternatively the package 'distro-info-data' provides .csv files with the support dates of each release from Ubuntu and Debian.
Comment 4 Bug Janitor Service 2022-02-01 00:08:21 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/plasma/discover/-/merge_requests/249
Comment 5 Aleix Pol 2022-02-21 15:57:40 UTC
Git commit 01ca64c0144a3bcbe48ed3e732eab94f7b76b24a by Aleix Pol Gonzalez, on behalf of Aleix Pol.
Committed on 21/02/2022 at 15:56.
Pushed by apol into branch 'master'.

pk: Tell our users when they're running an unsupported version of their Distro

M  +5    -0    discover/qml/DiscoverPage.qml
M  +8    -0    discover/qml/DiscoverWindow.qml
M  +19   -0    libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/PackageKitBackend.cpp
M  +9    -0    libdiscover/resources/AbstractResourcesBackend.h
M  +1    -0    libdiscover/resources/ResourcesModel.cpp
M  +1    -0    libdiscover/resources/ResourcesModel.h

Comment 6 Rik Mills 2022-02-26 12:44:26 UTC
*** Bug 450877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***