Software update: Debian 9.6




Debian is an open source operating system that can be used for both desktops and servers, with an emphasis on stability and security. It is therefore used as a basis for various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Version 9.0, codenamed “Stretch”, is a so-called Long Term Support edition and will be updated over the next five years. The release notes for this update can be found below.

Debian 9: 9.6 released
The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename “stretch”). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that Debian 9 includes only some updates included. There is no need to throw away old “stretch” media. After installation, packages can be upgraded to current versions using an up-to-date Debian mirror.

Those who frequently install updates from do not have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.

New installation images will be available at regular locations.

Upgrading an existing installation can be done by one of Debian’s many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available here .
Debian 9.0 (620 pix)

Version number 9.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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