Debian Security Advisory
DSA-1975-1 -- Security Support for Debian 4.0 to be discontinued on February 15th
- Date Reported:
- 20 Jan 2010
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- No other external database security references currently available.
- More information:
Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 to be discontinued on February 15th
One year after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias 'lenny' and nearly three years after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias 'etch' the security support for the old distribution (4.0 alias 'etch') is coming to an end next month. The Debian project is proud to be able to support its old distribution for such a long time and even for one year after a new version has been released.
The Debian project has released Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias 'lenny' on the 14th of February 2009. Users and Distributors have been given a one-year timeframe to upgrade their old installations to the current stable release. Hence, the security support for the old release of 4.0 is going to end in February 2010 as previously announced.
Previously announced security updates for the old release will continue to be available on security.debian.org.