DebianReleases > OldOldStable
oldoldstable is a codename for the second previous Debian stable repository, as long as security updates are provided under the LTS support. It is not just a name of the very old stable version(s) of Debian.
When LTS security updates are not provided anymore for oldoldstable, the repository is moved to http://archive.debian.org/.
Stretch is the current oldoldstable.
- Q) Why oldoldstable ?
- A.1) In a very large organisation, it can take a long time to plan, test and upgrade all computers.
- A.2) Some Debian based custom distribution's stable version can be based on oldoldstable. Having oldoldstable is convenient for them too.
- Q) When is it released ?
The old-old-stable is "created" 1 just before a new stable is released.
- Q) How long will security updates be provided?
The LTS team tries to support a stable distribution for about one year after the next stable distribution has been released, except when another stable distribution is released within this year. It is not possible to support three distributions; supporting two simultaneously is already difficult enough. source: Debian Security FAQ
Status/Stable - Current status of Stable
DebianReleases - more about the different Debian releases.
Debian Old Stable - The previous official Debian release .
Debian Stable - The official Debian release (the one with the fewer bugs, and security issues).
Debian Unstable - repository where new & untested packages are introduced.
Debian Testing - repository with packages from unstable, if no bug are found within 10 days.
LTS The Long Term Support project provides limited support for some releases after they are not oldstable any more.
It's just a symlink to the distribution codename (1)