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Re: Debian lifecycle

On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 17:34, Dmitry S. Makovey wrote:
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> Hi everybody,
> I'm not subscribed to the list, so please CC me in your response.
> My question is about release lifecycle in Debian world: exactly how long on 
> average "stable" release is supported after it became "obsolete" or in other 
> words when there's new "stable" release? (as example - how long woody would 
> be supported in terms of errata etc. after sarge goes live?)

for security issues about 6 months is my guess.

> Or if old "stable" release "dies" after new is out - how one performes upgrade 
> etc (I know about apt-get but I guess there's something more involved in this 
> process)
If you have stable in /etc/apt/sources.list you will be on sarge when i
releases as stable. You will notice when you get 600 packages to
There is nothing else involved except reconfiguring packages as you get
new versions of them.
To continue to use woody after sarge releases you must substitute stable
with woody before release.


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