Re: security support for lenny / upgrades from lenny to wheezy
On Tue, 05 Jul 2011 19:42:11 +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
(sorry for the last message, I was making some tests with Gmane
gateway and forgot to change the "Subject" line in my last posting...)
> On 07/05/2011 03:45 PM, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:30:03 +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
>>> [Please Cc me, I am not subscribed.]
>>> 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.
>> That one person must be "me".
>> Yes, I was the one who recently sent the announcement notice to d-u
>> mailing list (it seemed to me that nobody was aware of it...) and
>> would be nice to know what's the official possition on this matter.
>> As I didn't read any other notice about this, I expected the
>> statatement made on 2009 still applies. If no, an additional notice
>> stating the new plans would be more than desiderable so people can
>> smoothly deploy their install strategies.
>> I expected that Lenny (now "oldtstable") is still getting security
>> fixes until Wheezy is released, and once out, it gets dropped.
> The rule is that a release is supported up to the next release + 1
> year unless the release after the next one comes earlier. So for
> that would mean until release date of Squeeze + 1 year (February 6th
> 2012) unless Wheezy would be released earlier. Obviously Wheezy won't
> be released before, so Lenny is supported until Febrary next year.
Thanks for replying.
In this specific case the common rule contradicts the official
announcemnet¹ -made by you- on June 2009 so if something has changed in
between it would be nice to inform the users about this with a new
official confirmation so they can know what's your actual planning.