Debian “etch” Release Information
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r9 was released May 22nd, 2010. Debian 4.0 was initially released on April 8th, 2007. The release included many major changes, described in our press release and the Release Notes.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 has been superseded by
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (
Security updates have been discontinued as of the end of February 2010.
The following computer architectures are supported in this release:
- 64-bit PC (amd64)
- HP PA-RISC
- 32-bit PC (i386)
- Intel Itanium IA-64
- MIPS (big endian)
- MIPS (little endian)
- IBM S/390
Contrary to our wishes, there may be some problems that exist in the release, even though it is declared stable. We've made a list of the major known problems, and you can always report other issues to us.
Last but not least, we have a list of people who take credit for making this release happen.