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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 It was superseded by Debian 9 'Stretch' on 2017-06-17.

It is the archived distribution per Official information about Debian releases.

Debian Jessie Life cycle

Before the release

Release and updates


New Features

See New In Jessie

Packages & versions

Expected version, as of 2015-09-08


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?
Jessie is an archived release, receiving no further updates. Upgrading to the current stable release is recommended where possible. Use the following sources for jessie:
deb jessie 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If you need backports, first be warned that these are archived and no longer being updated; they may have security bugs or other major issues.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 jessie-backports main
The 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
Acquire::Check-Valid-Until false;

in the /etc/apt/apt.conf file.

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