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Extended Long Term Support

Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) is a commercial offering to further extend the lifetime of Debian releases (after the 5 years offered by the LTS project). It is not an official Debian project. Debian's infrastructure and other Debian resources are not involved.

The project is made possible by sponsors and managed by Freexian. The sponsors decide the scope of supported packages but updates and security fixes will be available for all Debian users without cost.

The current ELTS release is Debian 7 "Wheezy". Detailed information about supported and unsupported packages and how to obtain updates can be found at Extended LTS

It is expected that this service will be active for at least one year but possibly longer depending on customers interest. As of 2020-01-31 it looks like some packages will be supported until 2020-06-30.

ELTS time table


support architecture


Debian 7 “Wheezy”

i386, amd64

from 1st June 2018 to 2020-06-30

Debian 8 “Jessie”

i386, amd64

from 1st July 2020 to ??

Debian 9 “Stretch”

i386, amd64

2022 to ??

{i} Legend:

End of life

Supported by ELTS

Future ELTS Version - Currently with LTS or Debian Oldstable support

Debian Stable support

Debian consultants

If you need further help with maintaining Debian systems, you could try paid consultants.