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Using Debian Long Term Support (LTS)

Important: Wheezy-LTS only supports i386, amd64, armel and armhf. Users of other architectures are encouraged to upgrade to Debian 8 ("Jessie").

The current LTS version is Debian 7 "Wheezy" and will be supported from 2016-04-26 to 2018-05-31. To receive security updates, your /etc/apt/sources.list should look like this one:

For Debian 7 "Wheezy" LTS there will be no requirement to add a separate wheezy-lts suite to your sources.list any more. In fact you will not notice the switch to LTS because after the official security support by the Debian Security Team ends, security updates will be provided via 's wheezy/updates. See also SourcesList for a general introduction to Debian's sources.list file.

To follow security announcements, you may also want to subscribe to the debian-lts-announce mailing list.

Recommendations for upgrading from Squeeze LTS to Wheezy LTS

Additional repositories

You can add other repositories like Backports.

If you want more info on which mirrors to use, read debian mirrors.

Check for unsupported packages

Not all packages of the Debian archive are supported by Wheezy LTS. To check whether you have unsupported packages installed on your machine, please install the debian-security-support package (use the version in wheezy, unstable will not work as expected). A check for new unsupported packages is run every time packages are installed. You can also run the 'check-support-status' utility manually to get a list of all unsupported packages installed on your system.

What can I do if security support for a package has ended?

You can choose between different options:

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