DSA-1975-1: Security Support for Debian 4.0 to be discontinued on February 15th
Posted on: 01/20/2010 10:55 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1975-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Stefan Fritsch
January 20, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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.


Security Updates
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The Debian Security Team provides security updates for the current
distribution via lt;http://security.debian.org/gt;. Security updates for the
old distribution are also provided for one year after the new
distribution has been released or until the current distribution is
superseded, whatever happens first.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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