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Debian Releases > Debian Jessie
Jessie is the development codename for Debian 8. Jessie receives Long-Term-Support since 2018-06-17. It was superseded by Debian Stretch on 2017-06-17.
It is the archived distribution per Official information about Debian releases.
Debian Jessie Life cycle
Before the release
2012-07-27: Distribution codename announced
- 2013-05-04: Wheezy released, development on Jessie started
2013-10-13: Jessie freeze date announced
2014-08-13: Jessie installer beta 1 released
2014-10-05: Jessie installer beta 2 released
2014-11-05: Jessie freeze Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is frozen
2015-01-26: Jessie installer RC1 released
2015-03-27: Jessie installer RC2 released
2015-03-31: Jessie target release date announced
2015-04-19: Jessie installer RC3 released
Release and updates
2015-04-25: Initial release: 8.0 (press release)
2015-06-06: Updated (8.1) (press release).
2015-09-05: Updated (8.2) (press release).
2016-01-23: Updated (8.3) (press release).
2016-04-02: Updated (8.4) (press release).
2016-06-04: Updated (8.5) (press release).
2016-09-17: Updated (8.6) (press release).
2017-01-14: Updated (8.7) (press release).
2017-05-06: Updated (8.8) (press release).
2017-06-17: Jessie becomes oldstable. (i.e. A new stable is released: Debian Stretch)
2017-07-22: Updated (8.9) (press release).
2017-12-09: Updated (8.10) (press release).
2018-05-18: Long-Term-Support announced (security advisory).
2018-06-23: Updated (8.11) (press release).
work in progress, Read "Bits from the release teams" emails and arch_qualify page
- Two architectures have been introduced: arm64 and ppc64el, and three were dropped: s390 (i.e 31bits support is dropped, replaced by s390x), sparc, and ia64.
See New In Jessie
Packages & versions
- apt: 184.108.40.206.1
- kernel: Linux 3.16
- gcc: 4.9
- libc: libc6 2.19-18
- X-server: Xorg 7.7
Expected version, as of 2015-09-08
Download CD: http://www.debian.org/CD/
Package Repository: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/
Release information: http://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/
- Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Jessie?
She's the cowgirl modeled after the character on the fictional television show Woody's Roundup (see Wikipedia page, picture)
- Q) Where do I get jessie packages?
- At this time (April 2019), jessie-backports have been archived, jessie-updates has been deleted (all proposed updates were moved into main long ago), and only partial security support remains. Use the following sources:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie main deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
If you need backports, first be warned that these are archived and no longer being updated; they may have security bugs or other major issues. They are not supported in any way.
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports mainThe jessie-backports Release file's validation key is also expired, and will not be renewed or replaced. You will need to tell apt to disregard this expired key. One way to do that is to put
in the /etc/apt/apt.conf file.
Debian Wheezy - The previous distribution.
Debian Stretch - The next distribution.