Debian stable and old branches receive updates | spcilvly

The Debian Project announced the general availability of Debian 11.8 in the “Bullseye” series and Debian 12.2 in the “Bookworm” series as bug fix releases.

Debian has etched its name in indelible ink in history, consistently offering its global user base a robust, secure and reliable operating system.

Their strong developer collective has once again turned the page to a new chapter, announcing the general availability of 11.8 in the “Bullseye” series and 12.2 in the “Bookworm” series, both emerging as bug fix releases.

Debian 12.2 "Library mouse"
Debian 12.2 “bookworm”

Debian 11.8 is the eighth update of the “Bullseye” branch, which, after the release of the current Debian 12 stable “Bookworm” in June, is now labeled “old stable” status. In other words, it is a codename for the previous Debian stable repository as long as security updates are provided.

Developed with the Linux kernel 5.10, Debian 11.8 brings 94 bug fixes and 115 security updates to continue the old series stable 11.x (Bullseye), which was first introduced in August 2021.

At the same time, the new Debian 12.2 releasedthe second minor update in the “Bookworm” stable branch, has received 117 bug fixes and 52 security updates. Still powered by the Linux 6.1 LTS kernel, it is the version that is recommended to use whether you rely on Debian as a server or desktop operating system.

Please note that these two new versions do not contain new versions of Debian 11 and Debian 12, but only update some of the included packages. In this regard, running the following two commands will update your system to the latest stable version if you are running either of them.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Once the Debian update process is completed, you need to reboot the system, after which you can check your current version.

Furthermore, the “unattended updatesThe package can be configured to perform unattended updates to install updated packages and/or security updates automatically.

Do you need to learn how to use it? Don’t worry; we have you covered. Our complete guide “How to configure automatic updates in Debian” explains everything you need to know about this topic.

You can find a complete list of all the changes made in the two new versions for Debian 11.8 here and for Debian 12.2 here.

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