Debian GNU/Linux Code named “Wheezy” Is Now Under LTS
The Debian project responsible for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 codenamed Wheezy has announced that the Operating system has reached the final phase in its life circle as of April 25.
This doesn’t imply that the operating is dead and buried but rather the job of monitoring software updates and important critical security patches will be handed over to the Long Term Support team of the project which is expected to last for two years starting from 26 April 2016 to 31 May 2018.
“As of 25 April, one year after the release of Debian 8, alias ‘Jessie’, and nearly three years after the release of Debian 7, alias ‘Wheezy’, regular security support for Wheezy comes to an end. The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team will take over security support,”
Here are few things that users need to keep in mind when running Debian GNU/Linux 7 “Wheezy” on their computers.
If you are running the Operating system, you do not need to add the “wheezy-lts” suite to your sources.list file to be able to receive LTS support through the official software repositories.
Additionally, your Debian GNU/Linux 7 will continue to function normally and there is no need for additional medications to your current setup. Users should also note the OpenLDK 7 will now become the new default Java JRE/JDK beginning from 26 June 2016 following through the full LTS period which ends on May 31 2018.
It is also important to note that there are packages that won’t be supported starting at the beginning of the LTS period and users are advised to install “Debian-security-support” package to detect them