Dear suse-security-announce subscribers and SUSE Linux users,
SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 9.1 (Personal and Professional edition) will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.1 after June 15 2006 will not be fixed any more for this product.
As a consequence, the SUSE Linux 9.1 distribution directory on our ftp server ftp.suse.com will be moved from /pub/suse/i386/9.1/ to the /pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space on our mirror sites. The 9.1 directory in the update tree /pub/suse/i386/update/9.1 will follow, as soon as all updates have been published.
The discontinuation of SUSE Linux 9.1 enables us to focus on the SUSE Linux distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that our customers can continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with SUSE Linux products.
This announcement holds true for SUSE Linux 9.1 only. As usual, SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following products:
SUSE Linux 9.2
SUSE Linux 9.3
SUSE Linux 10.0
SUSE Linux 10.1
for a two-year period after the release of the respective distribution.
Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server products and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.
To learn more about SUSE Linux business products, please visit http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/ and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact SUSE Security at security (at) suse.de
Sincerely, Marcus Meissner
SUSE Linux 9.1 will be discontinued on June 15