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update is a must?

Postby azairaz » 2018-09-25 00:55

To what extent is it advisable to continue in debian jessie? I am aware that I no longer receive security support from the debian team, but I do not have the time to install and configure everything again when debian 9 is installed. :?: :roll:
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Re: update is a must?

Postby sunrat » 2018-09-25 01:05

Jessie support is now handled by the LTS team rather than Security team. You should be OK until June 30, 2020.

https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Re: update is a must?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-09-25 05:09

azairaz wrote:I do not have the time to install and configure everything again when debian 9 is installed.

Follow the upgrade guide then:

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... ng.en.html

I've been through the process *many* times for both wheezy and jessie and it seems to be pretty reliable.
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Re: update is a must?

Postby rivenathos » 2018-09-25 05:39

Jessie was an excellent release, and I understand your wish to stick with it as long as possible. This is still a viable option as per the above comments.

Switching to Stretch is not that bad, so when the time comes, you will hopefully have an easy transition. Personally, I had no issues. Good luck!
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Re: update is a must?

Postby p.H » 2018-09-25 07:07

sunrat wrote:Jessie support is now handled by the LTS team rather than Security team. You should be OK until June 30, 2020.

If you only use supported architectures. The LTS team does not support all the architectures which are supported by Jessie.
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