Debian 5.0 Reaches End-of-Life on February 2012

The end-of-life (EOL) announcement for Debian Lenny

By on December 7th, 2011 19:31 GMT

The Debian security team, through Moritz Muehlenhoff, announced on December 6th that the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) operating system will no longer be supported started with February 6th, 2012.

"This is an advance notice that security support for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (code name "lenny") will be terminated in two months. The Debian project released Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 alias "squeeze" on the 6th of February 2011."

"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 5.0 is going to end on the 6th of February 2012 as previously announced. Previously announced security updates for the old release will continue to be available on security.debian.org." - said Moritz Muehlenhoff in the security announcement.

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