No release file for *eoan* in old-releases.ubuntu.com

This could be off-topic, but I’m unsure where I should direct this to, thus my reason for here. Feel free to tell me where to go :slight_smile:

I’ve been noticing 2-4 enquiries per day (in recent days just on askubu alone) regarding eoan not having a Release file on old-releases.ubuntu.com

(contrast http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/eoan/ with http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/disco/ or any other release)

Yesterday I asked on IRC (#ubuntu-website) where I should direct query, but no response yet. It’s not important, but can or will this be fixed… I’d like something to reply [on support requests beyond just known & close-vote]

The questions get closed as off-topic (eoan is off-topic on askubuntu unless question is specific to moving to a supported release; these questions never are so get closed), examples maybe

I’ve also noted them started appearing on UF too (& IRC) [though of course some will be the same people]

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I tried to upgrade and was bitten by this. Without this file, is there a path forward?

http://archive.canonical.com/dists/eoan/

Here:
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455026&p=14006869#post14006869
a workaround is proposed by fratellonero :wink: