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Re: end of security support for wheezy LTS




On Tuesday 13 February 2018 15:10:22 David Wright wrote:

> On Tue 13 Feb 2018 at 14:28:51 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Tuesday 13 February 2018 09:28:06 David Wright wrote:
> > > On Tue 13 Feb 2018 at 11:03:29 (+0000), Adam Weremczuk wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Hello again,
> > >
> > > > Our PCI compliance scanner (probably falsely) claims it's
> > > > 2018-05-01.
> > > >
> > > > The Wikipedia page:
> > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian_version_history just says
> > > > "May 2018".
> > > >
> > > > Debian website:
> > > >
> > > > https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/
> > > > https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
> > > >
> > > > clearly states "end of May 2018".
> > > >
> > > > I'm treating the latter as the more reliable source.
> > > >
> > > > My related question:
> > > >
> > > > Is it likely for this date to still be moved forward or back?
> > > > Can it happen on a short notice (say less than a month)?
> > >
> > > No idea, but the people here may by closer to the action:
> > > https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Contact
> > > They're all open lists.
> >
> > I noted one thing on the frexian pages, the prices for funding are
> > in euro's.  And since I run on dollars, would need an exchange rate.
>
>   USD US Dollars       0.7235642449 1.3820472847
>   EUR Euros            0.8866900420 1.1277898168
>   GBP British Pounds   1.0000000000 1.0000000000
>
> > Those prices would appear to be aimed at a corporate setting, as
> > opposed to something that a retiree on SS might be able to afford,
> > nor is the plea taken as being aimed at me. IMO this is a mistake.
>
> I think that the LTS is aimed at people who might have invested
> heavily in the OS and need a longer timescale to migrate their
> systems. We hear about banks still running programs from the 1960s.
>
> > I am well aware
> > of the TANSTAAFL principle, and if the paperwork didn't drown them,
> > would be able to make an annual donation of perhaps $100 toward the
> > expenses of the LTS. Tain't much, but how many other old farts like
> > me would be willing to do likewise?
>
> To what end? If you're still running your lathes on wheezy, why not
> just isolate them from the Internet to avoid any security dangers.

I have dd-wrt between the net and anything of mine, been there, kept 
reasonably uptodate for over a decade. Only one person has come thru it, 
and I needed some help, so I gave him the usernames and pw.
 
> > On a secondary note, I see armel and armhf? listed there, but what
> > about arm64 since there are now, shipping versions of arm64 out in
> > the wild for at least a year.
>
> If that's how new they are to the world, why would people install
> wheezy on them?
>
I wouldn't but they are running stretch just fine once I'd killed 
light-locker.

> Cheers,
> David.



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