Re: Debian v.9.2.1 DVDs - how long are they good for?
On Wed 14 Mar 2018 at 13:03:14 +0000, Joe wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:12:51 -0400
> Greg Wooledge <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 09:15:58AM +0000, Joe wrote:
> > > 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 version.
> > That's a wee bit overly optimistic. In practice, you will find it
> > rather challenging to upgrade from a version of Debian that has been
> > archived (no longer on the regular mirrors, no longer receiving Long
> > Term Support). Right now, the oldest release of Debian that is still
> > receiving LTS is wheezy (7.x).
> I was certainly not suggesting that anyone try it, just that it is
> possible, therefore upgrading between any minor versions of a major
> version is trivial.
No harm in trying and it's not all that hard to use snapshot.debian.org
as an archive to upgtade from squeeze to wheezy.