["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.
- 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.
- ["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.