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re: Announcing Wheezy LTS via debian-security-announce

Dear debian-l10n-english folks,

could you please do your magic review on the announcement below?

Thanks already & cheers,

----- Forwarded message from Markus Koschany <apo@debian.org> -----

Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:00:17 +0200
From: Markus Koschany <apo@debian.org>
To: debian-lts@lists.debian.org, "team@security.debian.org" <team@security.debian.org>
Subject: Announcing Wheezy LTS via debian-security-announce
List-Id: <debian-lts.lists.debian.org>

Hi security team,

only one week to go and I thought it would be a good idea to draft an
announcement for next Tuesday that should be send to
debian-security-announce and debian-lts-announce. I suggest that we
coordinate the content of the last / first security announcement for
Wheezy / Wheezy LTS. Please find below my proposal with some ideas from [1].


Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team

As of today the standard security support for Wheezy came to an end, one
year after the release of Debian 8.0 alias "Jessie" and nearly three
years after the release of Debian 7.0 alias "Wheezy". The Debian Long
Term Support Team (LTS) will take over security support now.

Information for users

Wheezy LTS will be supported from 26th of April 2016 to the 31st of May

For Debian 7 "Wheezy" LTS there will be no requirement to add a separate
wheezy-lts suite to your sources.list any more and your current setup
will continue to work without further changes.

For how to use Debian Long Term Support please read


Important information and changes regarding Wheezy LTS can be found at


Most notably OpenJDK 7 will be made the new Java default JRE/JDK on the
26th of June 2016 to ensure full security support until Wheezy LTS
reaches its end-of-life.

You should also subscribe to the announcement mailing list for
security updates for Wheezy LTS:


A few packages are not covered by the Wheezy LTS support. These can be
detected by installing the debian-security-support package. If
debian-security-support detects an unsupported package which is critical
to you, please get in touch with debian-lts@lists.debian.org.

Mailing lists

The whole coordination of the Debian LTS effort is handled through the
debian-lts mailing list:


Please subscribe or follow us via GMANE (gmane.linux.debian.devel.lts)

Aside from the debian-lts-announce list, there is also a list for
following all uploads in Wheezy LTS:


Security Tracker

All information on the status of vulnerabilities (e.g. if the version in
Wheezy LTS happens to be unaffected while Jessie is affected) will be
tracked in the Debian Security Tracker:


If you happen to spot an error in the data, please see


[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2014/msg00119.html

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