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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 to 10 years (i.e. 5 supplementary years 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 managed by Freexian. Their customers decide the scope of supported packages but updates and security fixes will be available for all Debian users without cost.

The current ELTS releases are Debian 8 "Jessie" and Debian 9 "Stretch". Detailed information about the service, including how to obtain updates can be found on Freexian's Extended LTS page of their website.

ELTS time table


support architecture


Debian 7 “Wheezy”

i386, amd64

from 2018-06-01 to 2020-06-30

Debian 8 “Jessie”

i386, amd64, armhf, armel

from 2020-07-01 to 2025-06-30

Debian 9 “Stretch”

i386, amd64, armhf

from 2022-07-01 to 2027-06-30

Debian 10 “Buster”

i386, amd64, ...?

from 2024-07-01 to 2029-06-30

{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.