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#1 OFFLINE   sunrat

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:44 PM

I'll post this in Debian updates but here too as it may have wider interest. Gotta love a stable distro with 5 years support! :thumbsup: B)

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------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Debian Project https://www.debian.org/ Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team press@debian.org April 25th, 2016 https://www.debian.o...s/2016/20160425 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As of 25 April, one year after the release of Debian 8, alias "Jessie", and nearly three years after the release of Debian 7, alias "Wheezy", regular security support for Wheezy comes to an end. The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) [1] Team will take over security support. 1: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/ Information for users --------------------- Wheezy LTS will be supported from 26 April 2016 to 31 May 2018. For Debian 7 Wheezy LTS there will be no requirement to add a separate wheezy-lts suite to your sources.list any more and your current setup will continue to work without further changes. For how to use Debian Long Term Support please read LTS/Using [2]. 2: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using Important information and changes regarding Wheezy LTS can be found at LTS/Wheezy [3]. 3: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Wheezy Most notably OpenJDK 7 will be made the new Java default JRE/JDK on 26 June 2016 to ensure full security support until Wheezy LTS reaches its end-of-life. You should also subscribe to the announcement mailing list [4] for security updates for Wheezy LTS. 4: https://lists.debian...n-lts-announce/ A few packages are not covered by the Wheezy LTS support. These can be detected by installing the debian-security-support [5] package. If debian-security-support detects an unsupported package which is critical to you, please get in touch with <debian-lts@lists.debian.org>. 5: https://tracker.debi...ecurity-support

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:04 PM

Interesting....
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:11 AM

Hmm... As it happens I've just switched back to Debian myself, although I'm using Jessie. Wonder that'll go LTS as well, or if they'll just phase it out when they release Debian 9...
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:39 AM

Debian - my distro of choice in a Windows hosted virtual machine. Never fails, never breaks due to updates, just works when I need it.
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 11:39 AM

View Postraymac46, on 26 April 2016 - 08:39 AM, said:

Debian - my distro of choice in a Windows hosted virtual machine. Never fails, never breaks due to updates, just works when I need it.

My only comment to that is...shouldn't the rock solid and stable OS be the host, with the "other" OS as the guest?  :whistling:

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 02:09 PM

Point taken. :devil:
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

View PostDr. J, on 26 April 2016 - 07:11 AM, said:

Hmm... As it happens I've just switched back to Debian myself, although I'm using Jessie. Wonder that'll go LTS as well, or if they'll just phase it out when they release Debian 9...
All Debian releases are planned to have LTS.
Jessie will be supported as LTS from May 2018 to end of April/May 2020

See https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/
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