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Author: Mark Hindley
To: devuan-announce, devuan-dev, dng
Subject: [devuan-dev] Devuan Jessie End of Life (EOL) archiving

On 30th June 2020, Debian was scheduled to end its Long Term Support (LTS) for
Debian 8 ('Jessie')[1]. As a result, the Devuan Project will be archiving its
first release, codename Jessie. Since Jessie will receive no further
maintenance or updates (including security fixes), it will be removed from
Devuan's mirror network to a new Devuan service that has been set up to hold
historical archived releases[2].

If you are still using Devuan Jessie, please upgrade to Devuan ASCII (or via
ASCII to Beowulf) as a matter of urgency. Any users with very old x86 hardware
(pure Pentium class processors) please note that Debian dropped support for i586
in Debian 9 ('Stretch')[3] so ASCII and subsequent releases will not work for

Also, the deprecated package repositories on http://packages.devuan.org and
http://auto.mirror.devuan.org have only been maintained for compatibility with
Devuan Jessie. They will be decommissioned very shortly. We kindly ask all users
of Devuan ASCII and Beowulf to ensure that they are using http://deb.devuan.org
in their APT sources lists.


Mark Hindley

On behalf of the Devuan Dev Team

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Jessie
[2] https://archive.devuan.org
[3] https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/i386/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#i386-is-now-almost-i686