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The Debian project has announced in a security advisory (DSA-2360-1) that the security support for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” will be terminated in february 2012 :

This is an advance notice that security support for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 
(code name "lenny") will be terminated in two months.

The Debian project released Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 alias "squeeze" on the 
6th of February 2011. 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 5.0 is going 
to end on the 6th of February 2012 as previously announced.

Previously announced security updates for the old release will continue 
to be available on

FYI, Dotdeb will follow this decision and no new packages will be available for Debian 5.0 after february 2012. Don’t be sad, this will give me some free time to focus on PHP 5.4 packages and some more cool tools.

It’s now time to upgrade your last Lenny boxes…

4 Responses to “No more Debian 5.0 “Lenny” support after february 2012”

  1. Adam

    What would really be cool is if you added an Apache2 release. I’d really be interested in this.

  2. Adam

    Varnish would be cool too. Officially they do release an Ubuntu package, but its not really compatible with Debian.