Security support for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) to end soon
Posted by Steve on Fri 9 Jun 2006 at 09:03
This has already been announced upon the Debian website, but it is worth repeating here for people still using Debians old-stable release, codenamed Woody. Security support for Woody is due to cease at the end of June 2006.
Quoting from the announcement:
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.
If you still have machines running Woody now is a perfect time to upgrade.
There have been some older articles on this site covering some of the significant changes which were introduced between Woody and Sarge:
- Upgrading from Woody to Sarge - part 1
- Upgrading from Woody to Sarge - part 2
- Upgrading from Woody to Sarge - part 3: Exim3 -> Exim4
- Upgrading from Woody to Sarge - part 4: Apache -> Apache2
I'm sure that you will still be able to find support for Woody from external sources, but upgrading will be useful and most likely simple for standard installations.