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.
Debian Security Advisory DSA-1975-1
Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 to be discontinued on February 15th
http://www.debian.org/security/ - Stefan Fritsch - January 20, 2010
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 for Lenny
The Debian Security Team provides security updates for the current distribution via
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For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: email@example.com
Package info: apt-cache show
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