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Debian Long Term Support

Debian Long Term Support (LTS) is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS will not be handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies interested in making it a success.

Thus the Debian LTS team takes over security maintenance of the various releases once the Debian Security team stops its work.

For more information see LTS/Jessie, LTS/Using and LTS/FAQ.

LTS time table from June 17,2018


support architecture


Debian 6 “Squeeze”

i386 and amd64

until 29th of February 2016

Debian 7 “Wheezy”

i386, amd64, armel and armhf

from 26th April 2016 to 31st May 2018

Debian 8 “Jessie”

i386, amd64, armel and armhf

from 17th June 2018 to June 30, 2020

Debian 9 “Stretch”

i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 (to review before start)

2020 to June 2022

{i} Legend:

End of life

Supported by LTS

Debian Stable

Companies using Debian who are benefitting from this project are encouraged to either help directly or contribute financially. The number of packages which is properly supported depends directly on the level of support that we get.

All LTS security advisories are published at where you can also subscribe via RSS feed.

A commercial offering for Extended Long Term Support is (freely) available. Please refer to Extended LTS for further information.

Important Subpages

See the following sub pages for details:

All LTS related pages are listed in the LTS category

Get in contact

The most important way of communication is the mailing list debian-lts. See LTS/Contact for more.

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