Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 – End of Life

Valic —  February 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

Francesca Ciceri reminded Debian users that version 5.0 of the multipurpose operating technique has reach the finish of its supported life-cycle. year after the release of Debian 6.0, the plug has finally been pulled on Lenny. Users are urged to upgrade their installs to the fully supported Squeeze.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny was released years ago on February 14, 2009 with Linux two.6.26, X.Org 7.3, GCC four.3.2, two.4.1, & desktops such as KDE three.5.10 & Xfce four.4.2. The server stack included Apache two.2.9, MySQL five.0.51a, & PHP five.2.6. This release was well received & served the community well. On February 6, 2012 security support has been terminated.

In the same Debian Announce posting Ciceri reassures nervous Site owners that “Debian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime” when using Aptitude Package Management. A detailed guide for upgrading from Lenny is located on

Today 6.0 Squeeze, or the latest incremental update, is recommended. 6.0 was released on February 6, 2011 featuring Linux two.6.32, GCC four.4.5, Apache two.2.16, KDE four.4.5, & three.2.1. Version 6.04 was released on January 28 with lots of bugfixes & security updates.


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