[tbb-bugs] #15578 [Tor Browser]: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is EOL April 2015

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#15578: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is EOL April 2015
 Reporter:  mikeperry                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                        |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                        |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser                   |        Version:
 Keywords:  gitian, TorBrowserTeam201504  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                                |         Points:
 Ubuntu 10.04 turns 5 this month. This means that it will officially be
 end-of-life. We need to decide what this means for our gitian guest VMs
 for Linux. I think if we transition the Linux builders to 12.04, we risk
 incompatibility with Debian/oldstable, Debian/stable and Centos 5.x, due
 primarily to a slightly newer glibc in 12.04 than those systems (12.04
 uses glibc 2.15, where as Debian/stable went with glibc 2.13-and-change).

 I think my preferred option long-term is to switch us to Debian guest VM
 images, but it looks like the only way to do that is to also switch to
 using a sketch python-vm-builder fork completed as a Summer of Code
 project way back in 2009: https://wiki.debian.org/VMBuilder

 The Bitcoin people must be dealing with this issue as well. We should see
 if we can find out what they are doing.

 This is probably also something we should postpone until after 4.5 is out,
 due to the potential build incompatibility and build system stability

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/15578>
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