Debian woody v3.0 security support to be terminated (by this month-end)

November 13, 2010 by: upa_kid

FTA “…More than one year after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias ‘sarge’ and nearly four years after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias ‘woody’ the security support for the old distribution (3.0 alias ‘woody’) is coming to an end next month. The Debian project is proud to be able to support its old distribution for such a long time and even for one year after a new version has been released…”

Read more at: Debian news site.
How do I upgrade from woddy to sarge?

Yup, it is a good time to upgrade your version from woody to sarge with following two commands (oh yah make sure you have backup of important data) :

# apt-get update
#apt-get dist-upgrade

Note: Change all (non-local) references to “woody” to “sarge” in /etc/apt/sources.list. Then run above commands.
See also:

* apt-get command cheat sheet for Debian Linux

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3 Responses to “Debian woody v3.0 security support to be terminated (by this month-end)”
  1. less dumb than upa_kid says:

    This news is over 4 years old. doh.

  2. miksuh says:

    Eh? :) Sarge was released in 2005 and security support for Woody ended in 2006. So this is quite old news :-)

    Current stable is Debian 5.0 Lenny and Debian 6.0 Squeeze will probably be released before end of the year or early next year.

  3. TRR says:

    Why is this article dated November 14? It’s years and years old.

    I would not be recommending anybody use Debian Sarge (if they can still find it)

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