Debian Releases > Debian Squeeze
Squeeze is the development codename for Debian 6.0.
Security updates are not provided anymore.
Debian/Squeeze Life cycle
Before the release
2008-09-01 : Distribution codename announced
2009-07-29 : Debian want to adopt time-based release freezes, see announcement
2009-10-18 : Development freeze should be in March 2010, see announcement.
2011-01-13 : Announcement of Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published (press release).
Release and updates
2011-02-06 : Initial release : 6.0.0 (press release).
2011-03-19 : Updated (6.0.1) (press release).
2011-06-25 : Updated (6.0.2) (press release).
2011-10-08 : Updated (6.0.3) (press release).
2012-01-28 : Updated (6.0.4) (press release).
2012-05-12 : Updated (6.0.5) (press release).
2012-09-29 : Updated (6.0.6) (press release).
2013-02-23 : Updated (6.0.7) (press release).
2013-10-20 : Updated (6.0.8) (press release).
2014-02-15 : Updated (6.0.9) (press release).
2014-04-24 : Long-Term-Support announced (press release).
2014-05-31 : End of regular security updates (but Long-Term-Support for i386 and amd64 until February 2016). (Debian Security Advisory 2907-1)
2014-07-19 : Updated (6.0.10) (press release).
2016-02-29 : End of LTS security updates for i386 and amd64 (five years after initial release) (press release).
Squeeze is officially supported on the following architectures : amd64, armel, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc.
Packages & versions
- apt 0.8.10
- kernel : linux 2.6.32
- libc : eglibc 2.11
- gcc : 4.4
- X-server : Xorg R7.5
- Gnome 2.30, KDE 4.4.5, Xfce 4.6
- Q) Which 'Toy Story'' is Squeeze ?
- Q) Now that squeeze is archived, how do I get packages for it?
- Use the following in your sources.list:
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian squeeze main deb http://archive.debian.org/debian 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):
Download : http://www.debian.org/CD/
Images are in the archive : http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
Package Repository : http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/
Release information : http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/