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[VUA 76-2] volatile archive discontinued

Debian Volatile Update Announcement VUA 76-2  http://volatile.debian.org
debian-volatile@lists.debian.org                            Philipp Kern
February 26th, 2012

The Debian Volatile archive is now discontinued.  There will be no further
updates. Mirrors will soon cease to carry it.  Starting from Debian 6.0
("squeeze") it was replaced by the suite `squeeze-updates' on the
official mirrors, managed by the Debian Release Team.

This announcement list and the discussion list
`debian-volatile@lists.debian.org' will be closed in two weeks time.
Followup questions should be directed at `debian-release@lists.debian.org'.

For completeness, here is the announcement text of VUA 76-1, released
January 29th, 2011:

The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming
Debian release 6.0 ("squeeze").  It is replaced by the suite
squeeze-updates on the official mirrors.  Its management will move to
the Debian Release Team, who already manage regular updates to Debian
stable and oldstable.

This suite will contain updates that satisfy one of the following criteria:

 * The update is urgent and not of a security nature.  Security updates
   will continue to be pushed through the security archive.  Examples
   include packages broken by the flow of time (c.f. spamassassin and
   the year 2010 problem) and fixes for bugs introduced by point
 * The package in question is a data package and the data must be updated
   in a timely manner (e.g. tzdata).
 * Fixes to leaf packages that were broken by external changes (e.g.
   video downloading tools and tor).
 * Packages that need to be current to be useful (e.g. clamav).

These updates will also be included in the next stable point release
after the announcement.  Regular updates not fitting the criteria above
will be pushed through point releases according to the rules of the
Stable Release Management.

The squeeze-updates suite is carried by all official mirrors just like
squeeze itself.  To use it, a snippet such as the following can be used
in `/etc/apt/sources.list':

 deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main

Announcements about stable updates pushed through squeeze-updates will be
published on `debian-stable-announce@lists.debian.org'.  To subscribe
please visit its web page:


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