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## Auto-converted by kwiki2moinmoin v2005-10-07
Old versions of Debian follow:
#language en
["DebianReleases"] > DebianOldStable
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##This page is also available in: [:XXXXX:Español] - [:XXXXXX:Dansk] - [:XXXXXX:Français].
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The current DebianStable is woody. Debian ''oldstable'' is not just the name of the "Old Stable" version of debian.
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Next stable will be Sarge (probabily at the end of October 2004), but for now is the current DebianTesting,
while the new testing will be most likely Etch.
''oldstable'' is a codename for the previous debian stable repository, '''as long as security updates are provided'''.
When the security update aren't provided anymore for 'oldstable', the repository is moved to http://archive.debian.org/.
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As some know, Sid will always be unstable (DebianUnstable code-named DebianSid). ''[:DebianSarge:sarge]'' is the ''current'' oldstable distro.
## Currently the is no ''oldstable'' (previous stable distribution 'Sarge' was moved to archive on XX-XX-XXXX)

== FAQ ==
 Q) Why oldstable ? :: A.1) In large organisation, it can take a while to plan,test and upgrade all computers.
 :: A.2) Some Debian based custom distribution's stable version can be based on oldstable. Having oldstable is convenient for them too.

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## NOTE TO CONTRIBUTORS: Avoid duplicating
## the content that could/should be in other pages, like DebianReleases, DebianEtch..
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=== See Also ===
 * ["Status/Stable"] - Current status of Stable
 * ["DebianReleases"] - more about the different Debian releases.
  * [:DebianStable:Debian Stable] - The official Debian release (the one with the fewer bugs, and security issues).
  * [:DebianUnstable:Debian Unstable] - repository where new & untested packages are introduced.
  * [:DebianTesting:Debian Testing] - repository with packages from unstable, if no bug are fount within 10 days.

["DebianReleases"] > DebianOldStable


Debian oldstable is not just the name of the "Old Stable" version of debian.

oldstable is a codename for the previous debian stable repository, as long as security updates are provided. When the security update aren't provided anymore for 'oldstable', the repository is moved to http://archive.debian.org/.

[:DebianSarge:sarge] is the current oldstable distro.

FAQ

Q) Why oldstable ?
A.1) In large organisation, it can take a while to plan,test and upgrade all computers.
A.2) Some Debian based custom distribution's stable version can be based on oldstable. Having oldstable is convenient for them too.

See Also

  • ["Status/Stable"] - Current status of Stable
  • ["DebianReleases"] - more about the different Debian releases.

    • [:DebianStable:Debian Stable] - The official Debian release (the one with the fewer bugs, and security issues).

    • [:DebianUnstable:Debian Unstable] - repository where new & untested packages are introduced.

    • [:DebianTesting:Debian Testing] - repository with packages from unstable, if no bug are fount within 10 days.