Debian Releases > Debian Wheezy
Wheezy is the development codename for Debian 7. Wheezy received Long-Term-Support until 2018-05-31. Now it is archived and no longer receives official security updates. It was superseded by Debian 8 'Jessie' on 2015-04-25.
Security updates are not provided anymore.
Debian Wheezy Life cycle
Before the release
2010-09-03: Distribution codename announced
- 2011-02-06: Squeeze released, development on Wheezy started
2012-01-29: Linux kernel 3.2 is uploaded to Wheezy with longterm support, see announcement
2012-05-13: Wheezy releases alpha 1 installer, see announcement
2012-06-21: Wheezy freeze date unveiled, see announcement
2012-06-30: Wheezy is now under freeze, see announcement
2012-07-30: End of the automatic freeze exception, see announcement
2012-08-04: Wheezy releases beta 1 installer, see announcement
2012-09-09: Wheezy releases beta 2 installer, see announcement
2012-10-18: Wheezy releases beta 3 installer, see announcement
2012-11-08: Freeze policy updates (no more pre-approved and maintainer changes), see announcement
2012-11-22: Wheezy releases beta 4 installer, see announcement
2013-01-23: Freeze policy update (no more translation updates), see announcement
2013-02-17: Wheezy releases release candidate 1 (RC1) installer, see announcement
2013-04-27: Wheezy releases release candidate 2 (RC2) installer, see announcement
2013-05-02: Wheezy releases release candidate 3 (RC3) installer, see announcement
Release and updates
2013-05-04: Initial release: 7.0.0 (press release).
2013-06-15: Updated (7.1) (press release).
2013-10-12: Updated (7.2) (press release).
2013-12-14: Updated (7.3) (press release).
2014-02-08: Updated (7.4) (press release).
2014-04-26: Updated (7.5) (press release).
2014-07-12: Updated (7.6) (press release).
2014-10-18: Updated (7.7) (press release).
2015-01-10: Updated (7.8) (press release).
2015-09-05: Updated (7.9) (press release).
2016-04-02: Updated (7.10) (press release).
2016-04-25: Long-Term-Support announced (press release).
2016-06-04: Updated (7.11) (press release).
For some release goals, see https://release.debian.org/wheezy/goals.txt
Packages & versions
- apt: 0.9.7
- kernel: Linux 3.2
- gcc: 4.7.2
- libc: eglibc 2.13
- X Server: Xorg R7.7
Expected version, as of 2013-01-14
Download CD: https://www.debian.org/CD/
Package Repository: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/
Release information: https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/
- Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Wheezy ?
- Q) Now that wheezy is archived, how do I get packages for it?
- Use the following in your sources.list:
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian wheezy main deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security wheezy/updates main
Add contrib and non-free if needed.