Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2272-1 -- Debian 8 Long Term Support reaching end-of-life

Date Reported:
07 Jul 2020
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The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 8 jessie support has reached its end-of-life on June 30, 2020, five years after its initial release on April 26, 2015.

Debian will not provide further security updates for Debian 8. A subset of jessie packages will be supported by external parties. Detailed information can be found at Extended LTS.

The LTS Team will prepare the transition to Debian 9 stretch, which is the current oldstable release. The LTS team has taken over support from the Security Team on July 6, 2020 while the final point update for stretch will be released on July 18, 2020.

Debian 9 will also receive Long Term Support for five years after its initial release with support ending on June 30, 2022. The supported architectures remain amd64, i386, armel and armhf. In addition we are pleased to announce, for the first time support will be extended to include the arm64 architecture.

For further information about using stretch LTS and upgrading from jessie LTS, please refer to LTS/Using.

Debian and its LTS Team would like to thank all contributing users, developers and sponsors who are making it possible to extend the life of previous stable releases, and who have made this LTS a success.

If you rely on Debian LTS, please consider joining the team, providing patches, testing or funding the efforts.

More information about Debian Long Term Support can be found at the LTS wiki page.