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#1 2018-06-23 09:42:24

scar352
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Registered: 2018-06-23
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Support for Devuan Jessie

Hi all,

I am new here at the forum and apologies if this has been asked before or seems obvious, but I did not find an answer in the official Devuan website or in the documentation.

I was wondering now that ASCII has been released, how long will Jessie be still officially supported?
Is it now receiving updates in the same way as Debian Jessie through the LTS program?
Is any change needed in sources.list to receive the updates?

I am asking because I usually do not like to jump on upgrades on my machines and would still like to continue use Devuan Jessie for some time.

I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Devuan community for the amazing work they have done.
It is a fantastic operating system! I could not be happier with it.

Thank you so much!

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#2 2018-06-23 11:09:16

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

scar352 wrote:

Is it now receiving updates in the same way as Debian Jessie through the LTS program?

I am guess Devuan Jessie will be supported as long as Debian Jessie is supported but i am not 100% sure. An actual developer will probably chime in soon and give you a definitive answer though.

scar352 wrote:

Is any change needed in sources.list to receive the updates?

Pretty sure you don't need to do anything.

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#3 2018-06-23 11:28:13

Panopticon
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

From memory i think Debian Jessie support ends in 2020 for LTS?  Not sure with Devuan, but seeing as Devuan tracks debian i would say similar time frames?

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases

LTS = https://wiki.debian.org/LTS

Last edited by Panopticon (2018-06-23 11:28:48)

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#4 2018-06-23 15:20:49

golinux
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

Welcome to Devuan!  The 'official' answer is in the second sentence on the index page of the https://devuan.org/ website.

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#5 2018-06-23 18:00:26

scar352
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

golinux wrote:

Welcome to Devuan!  The 'official' answer is in the second sentence on the index page of the https://devuan.org/ website.

Thank you.

I assume that you mean Devuan Jessie is now under oldstable status? Please, correct if I am wrong.

Debian Jessie oldstable support has now ended and it is now under the LTS program, not provided by Debian security team, but by third parties.

If possible, I'd just like a clarification on how this works currently for Devuan.
Is there a Devuan security team that provides security updates for Jessie currently under oldstable release? Or do the security updates come mirrored from the Debian LTS program?
Will there be an LTS program for Devuan Jessie too, which will extend beyond the Debian Jessie's LTS?

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#6 2018-06-23 18:40:49

devuser
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

scar352 wrote:

Or do the security updates come mirrored from the Debian LTS program?

Yes, i guess thats (usually) the case.

scar352 wrote:

Will there be an LTS program for Devuan Jessie too, which will extend beyond the Debian Jessie's LTS?

Doubt it. It's unlikely Devuan currently has the spare resources needed to extend the life cycle beyond what's supported by Debian.

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#7 2018-06-23 18:49:19

golinux
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

scar352 wrote:
golinux wrote:

Welcome to Devuan!  The 'official' answer is in the second sentence on the index page of the https://devuan.org/ website.

I assume that you mean Devuan Jessie is now under oldstable status? Please, correct if I am wrong.

I wasn't aware of that but according to this page yes.

Debian Jessie oldstable support has now ended and it is now under the LTS program, not provided by Debian security team, but by third parties.

If possible, I'd just like a clarification on how this works currently for Devuan.
Is there a Devuan security team that provides security updates for Jessie currently under oldstable release? Or do the security updates come mirrored from the Debian LTS program?
Will there be an LTS program for Devuan Jessie too, which will extend beyond the Debian Jessie's LTS?

We follow the Debian LTS cycle as described on this page.  The LTS upgrades applied to Debian will be available in the Devuan Jessie repos as they have always been.

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#8 2018-06-24 08:23:56

scar352
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Re: Support for Devuan Jessie

Thanks all.

It is clear now. Great to know I can still continue to enjoy the stability of Jessie for a while.

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