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Debian Releases > Debian Buster

Buster is the development codename for Debian 10. It was superseded by Debian Bullseye on 2021-08-14.

It is the current oldoldstable distribution.

Debian Buster Life cycle

Before the release

See the explanation of freeze types for details.

Release and updates


Buster was released with 10 architecture ports as announced by the release team:

New Features

See New In Buster

Packages & versions

Desktop environnments


Here are some of the numerous applications Buster includes:


The selected artwork theme for Buster is futurePrototype, designed by Alex Makas.


Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Buster?

see Wikipedia page

Q) Where do I get buster packages?
Use the following sources for buster:
deb buster main
deb buster/updates main

See also