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Re: security support for lenny / upgrades from lenny to wheezy

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I am forwarding a discussion from debian-user. I'd love to hear an
official statement about this. AFAICS, this issue hasn't been explicitly
addressed yet and at least one person from debian-user expects to be
able to skip squeeze.


Steve McIntyre:
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 05:32:23PM +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
>> Steve McIntyre:
>>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 04:13:28PM +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
>>>> Steve McIntyre:
>>>>> We will cease support for Lenny early next year,
>>>> Funny that you mention it. We just yesterday discussed whether this news
>>>> item is still relevant today:
>>>> / http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090729
>>>>| Since Debian's last release happened on Feb. 14th 2009, there will
>>>>| only be approximately a one year period until its next release,
>>>>| Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (codenamed Squeeze). This will be a one-time
>>>>| exception to the two-year policy in order to get into the new time
>>>>| schedule. To accommodate the needs of larger organisations and other
>>>>| users with a long upgrade process, the Debian project commits to
>>>>| provide the possibility to skip the upcoming release and do a
>>>>| skip-upgrade straight from Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny) to Debian
>>>>| GNU/Linux 7.0 (not yet codenamed).
>>>> I argued that upgrading from 5.0 to 7.0 will not actually be supported
>>>> (and hence, lenny will not be supported for longer than one year after
>>>> squeeze release) because 6.0 wasn't released ahead of time. Did I get
>>>> things right?
>>> I believe so, yes. There isn't a need for supporting the
>>> skip-upgrade. That's not to say that it *won't* work, but it's not
>>> something we are going to commit to.
>> It might be a good idea to clarify this publicly. Is there a meta
>> package to which I may report this bug? :)
> You'd be best off asking for clarification from the Release Team on
> debian-release.

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