Debian 8 Jessie has finished its life cycle, update now

Debian 8 Jessie

Last night it was officially announced the end of official support for Debian GNU / Linux 8 Jessie ending the life cycle of this system.

Released more than 3 years ago, on April 25, 2015, Debian 8 Jessie is considered to be the last version released in the branch “oldstable”From Debian after Debian 9 Linux Stretch was released exactly one year ago, on June 17, 2017.

In this way, Debian 8 Jessie has now reached the end of its cycle and will not receive any more security updates from now on. Security support for Debian 8 Jessie will be handled by the Debian LTS team (Long Team Support) after LTS support for Debian 7 Wheezy ended on May 31, 2018.

Debian 8 Jessie will receive support from the Debian LTS project team, but only for a limited number of packages on few architectures like i386, amd64, armel, and armhf.

LTS support for Debian 8 Jessie will end on June 30, 2020

The Debian LTS team focuses on security updates for Debian operating systems that end their life cycle by expanding it for up to two more years. Therefore, LTS support for Debian 8 Jessie is expected to end on June 30, 2020.

If you want to expand Debian 8 Jessie support even after 2020 you can purchase an ELTS (Extended Long Term Support) license which extends the life of the system from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

However, if you use Debian 8 Jessie on your personal computer, it is recommended that you update to the latest stable release, Debian 9 Stretch, which will continue to receive regular updates until June 2020 and two years of additional support for the Debian LTS project until June 2022.

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  1.   luix said

    I guess the LTS updates will also be available for devuan jessie ..