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Re: Info request about Debian


Leave alone support for obsolete releases of Debian, does this mean a
person using these obsolete releases doesn't have access to atleast
their respective obsolete repositories for any older packages he might
want to install now?
If yes, I might conclude that users of older versions are compelled to
shift to newer releases. Is that correct ?

An answer to this  I think would fully clarify my doubt. 


On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 22:14:21 -0700
Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

> Kasuladevi <kasuladevi.ms@gmail.com> writes:
> > I am new to Debian. Could you please tell me how long are the
> > packages and updates support available for each release of Debian
> > OS. Are older releases of Debian "hamm", "slink", "potato", "woody",
> > "sarge", "etch"  still supported, if yes, how long will they be
> > supported. 
> In general, each stable release is supported for one year after the
> release of the next stable release.  lenny, the current stable
> release, was released in February of 2009, so etch will continue to
> be supported until February of 2010.  The older releases are no
> longer supported.

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