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Re: Lenny (Debian 5.0) approaching end of life

On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 04:36:49PM +0100, Camaleón wrote:
> El 2012-01-04 a las 13:42 -0500, Tony Baldwin escribió:
> (resending to the list)
> > "Camaleón" <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > >On Wed, 04 Jan 2012 10:54:29 -0400, francis picabia wrote:
> > >
> > >> There was discussion here a few months ago about there being no official
> > >> date for end of life on Lenny.  This has changed.  I just noticed this
> > >> item on the security announcement mailing list:
> > >> 
> > >> http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2011/msg00238.html
> > >> 
> > >> No new Lenny updates after 6 February 2012.
> > >
> > >Yes, unfortunately Debian team changed their mind at the middle of the 
> > >proccess. This unforeseen change forces me to keep my lenny systems until 
> > >wheezy is released which means having unpatched servers and workstations 
> > >for months ;-(
> > Why can't you use squeeze?
> > -- 
> > Sent from my Android phone with GMX Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
> Indeed, I do can, but I prefer to accomodate the span-life of the next 
> installation round to match the longest support cycle possible with the 
> less disturbances for me (admin) and my users :-)

Have you upgraded a Debian from old->new stable before?

You should just upgrade to Squeeze.
Lenny was my first Debian (had tried to install woody years ago, 
but the installer never got my X working, on various hardware...weird...
so I stuck with RH/Fedora from RH7.0 up to FC4, then played with
ubuntu, pclinuxos, and a few others. RH/FC, Ubuntu, PC, etc., 
all frequently broke stuff on updtes/upgrades).
So, the lenny->squeeze upgrade was my first Debian upgrade.

Not only was I thrilled that Squeeze was released on my birthday,
but I spent about 1 hour doing the upgrade, and was back in business as
if nothing had changed (except, well, stuff was even better).
No disturbances.
I'm not lying.
While I have tried numerous distributions in the past, 
after such a completely seemless and ridiculously easy upgrade, 
especially, and the rock solid/nothing ever breaks stability of Debian
STable, I just can't imagine myself ever wanting to change to another
distribution again. Ever.
So easy to upgrade.


All Tony, all the time!

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