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Re: Debian v.9.2.1 DVDs - how long are they good for?

On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:20:30 +0000
Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue 13 Mar 2018 at 22:11:58 +0100, Nomen Nescio wrote:
> > I downloaded some Debian v.9.2.1 DVDs and I would like  
> Not today you didn't. It's 9.4.0 now.
> > to know how long they are useful. In other words, how long
> > may I retain them as install DVDs and upgrade once it has
> > been installed and put on-line?  
> For ever and ever.

To expand a bit (you can tell that Brian's not paid by the word), the
numbered versions of Debian form a single chain from the earliest days.

You could literally install any numbered version and upgrade in steps
to the current one, though that would be a lot of wasted work. Any
version 9.x would upgrade in one step to current, and in the fullness
of time (probably at least a year) can be upgraded to the next major

The older the 9.x version to be upgraded, the more new software has to
be downloaded, but that's still vastly less than downloading a new
installation disc, the majority of the software won't change during
the life of the 9.x release.


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