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Debian Releases > Debian Squeeze

Squeeze is the development codename for Debian 6.0.

It was the oldstable distribution till end of may 2014. Squeeze received Long-Term-Support until 2016-02-29. Now it is archived, and no longer receives security updates.

Security updates are not provided anymore.

Debian/Squeeze Life cycle

Before the release

Release and updates


New Features


Packages & versions


Q) Which 'Toy Story'' is Squeeze ?

It's the Three-eyed space alien (see Wikipedia page, picture)

Q) Now that squeeze is archived, how do I get packages for it?
Use the following in your sources.list:
  • deb squeeze main
    deb squeeze-lts main

The second line will fail with an "expired" type message, so you also need to add the following in /etc/apt/apt.conf (create it if it doesn't already exist):

  • Acquire::Check-Valid-Until false;

See also

CategoryRelease CategoryLegacy