Distribution Archives


If you need to access one of the old distributions of Debian, you can find them at the Debian Archives, http://archive.debian.org/debian/.

You can search packages in the old distributions at http://archive.debian.net.

Releases are stored by their codenames under the dists/ directory.

As time goes on we will expire the binary packages for old releases. Currently we have binaries for squeeze, lenny, etch, sarge, woody, potato, slink, hamm and bo available, and only source code for the other releases.

If you are using APT the relevant sources.list entries are like:

  deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ hamm contrib main non-free


  deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ bo bo-unstable contrib main non-free

The following is a list of mirrors that include the archive:

debian-non-US archive

In the past, there was software packaged for Debian that could not be distributed in the US (and other countries) due to restrictions on export of cryptography or software patents. Debian maintained a special archive called the non-US archive.

These packages were incorporated into the main archive in Debian 3.1 and the debian-non-US archive is discontinued; it is actually archived now, incorporated into the archive.debian.org archives.

They are still available from the archive.debian.org machine. Available access methods are:

rsync://archive.debian.org/debian-non-US/ (limited)

To use these packages with APT, the relevant sources.list entries are like:

  deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-non-US/ woody/non-US main contrib non-free
  deb-src http://archive.debian.org/debian-non-US/ woody/non-US main contrib non-free