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Debian Releases > Debian Stretch

Stretch is the development codename for Debian 9. Stretch receives Long-Term-Support since 2020-07-06. It was superseded by Debian Buster on 2019-07-06. Security updates have been discontinued as of 2020-07-06.

It is the archived distribution per Official information about Debian releases

Debian Stretch Life cycle

Before the release

Release and updates


Stretch was released with 10 architecture ports as announced by the release team:

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New Features

See New In Stretch

#NewInStretch blog posts

Packages & versions


The selected artwork theme for Stretch is softWaves designed by Juliette Taka Belin.


Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Stretch?

see Wikipedia page

Q) Where do I get stretch packages?

Stretch was partly supported by the LTS project through June 30, 2022. Stretch is now an archived release, receiving no further updates. Upgrading to the current stable release is recommended where possible. Use the following sources for stretch:

deb stretch main

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