We recommend using the current stable release (currently Debian 9 "Stretch") for new installations, but it is still possible to install Debian 8 "Jessie" during its Long Term Support (LTS) period.
Download the install medium from https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/debian-installer/ .
- Start installing as usual. Help may be found under
- Reboot and login as root.
- Install security updates that depend on new packages:
apt-get upgrade --with-new-pkgs
- Reboot again, and login as root.
Install debian-security-support. check-support-status is run as a trigger when installing packages. You can also run check-support-status manually to check if your package selection is supported. (see LTS/Using#Check_for_unsupported_packages and the man page of check-support-status(1))
apt-get install debian-security-support check-support-status
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