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Debian Releases > Debian Bullseye
Bullseye is the codename for Debian 11, released on 2021-08-14.
It is the current stable distribution.
Debian Bullseye Life cycle
Before the release
See Bullseye freeze timeline and policy for more information.
2016-07-06: Distribution codename announced
2019-07-06: buster is released, and bullseye becomes testing
- 2021-01-12: Transition and (build-)essentials Freeze
- 2021-02-12: Soft Freeze
- 2021-03-12: Hard Freeze - for key packages and packages without autopkgtests
- 2021-07-17: Full Freeze
2021-07-23: Release date announced
Release and updates
2021-08-14: Initial release: 11.0 (press release)
2021-10-09: Updated (11.1) (press release)
2021-12-18: Updated (11.2) (press release)
2022-03-26: Updated (11.3) (press release)
2022-07-09: Updated (11.4) (press release)
2022-09-10: Updated (11.5) (press release)
2022-12-17: Updated (11.6) (press release)
Read "Bits from the release teams" emails and arch_qualify page
A total of nine architectures are supported:
amd64 for AMD64 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64
i386 for i386 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32
ppc64el for PowerPC 64-bit little-endian Motorola/IBM PowerPC
s390x for S390 64-bit IBM S/390
armel for ARM
armhf for ARM older and more recent 32-bit hardware
arm64 for ARM 64-bit AArch64 architecture
mipsel for MIPS 32-bit little-endian hardware
mips64el for MIPS 64-bit little-endian hardware
See New In Bullseye
Packages & versions
- Gnome 3.38
- KDE Plasma 5.20
- LXDE 11
- LXQt 0.16
- MATE 1.24
- Xfce 4.16
Debian 11 bullseye includes numerous updated software packages (over 72% of all packages in the previous release), such as:
- Apache 2.4.48
- BIND DNS Server 9.16
- Calligra 3.2
- Cryptsetup 2.3
- Emacs 27.1
- GIMP 2.10.22
- GNU Compiler Collection 10.2
- GnuPG 2.2.20
- Inkscape 1.0.2
- Linux kernel 5.10 series
- MariaDB 10.5
- OpenSSH 8.4p1
- Perl 5.32
- PHP 7.4
- PostgreSQL 13
- Python 3, 3.9.1
- Rustc 1.48
- Samba 4.13
- Vim 8.2
- more than 59,000 other ready-to-use software packages, built from more than 30,000 source packages.
The selected artwork theme for Bullseye is Homeworld, designed by JulietteTaka.
Download CD: http://www.debian.org/CD/
Package Repository: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye/
Release information: http://www.debian.org/releases/bullseye/
- Q) What should I use in sources.list for bullseye?
- There is a change in the security repository compared to prior releases.
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates main
You may of course add contrib and/or non-free if needed, or select a different mirror.
- Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Bullseye?
see Wikipedia page
Debian Buster - The previous distribution.
Debian Bookworm - The next distribution.