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Discontinued SUSE Linux Distribution: 9.2
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 07:05:56 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20060907070414.GA8655@xxxxxxx>
Dear suse-security-announce subscribers and SUSE Linux users,

SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 9.2 will be discontinued soon.
Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years,
vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.2 after October 15th 2006 will
not be fixed any more for this product. We expect to release
the last updates around October 31st 2006.

As a consequence, the SUSE Linux 9.2 distribution directory on our ftp
server ftp.suse.com will be moved from /pub/suse/i386/9.2/ to the
/pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space on our
mirror sites. The 9.2 directory in the update tree
/pub/suse/i386/update/9.2 will follow, as soon as all updates have been
published.

The discontinuation of SUSE Linux 9.2 enables us to focus on the SUSE
Linux and openSUSE distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that
our customers can continuously take advantage of the quality that they
are used to with SUSE Linux products.

This announcement holds true for SUSE Linux 9.2 only. As usual, SUSE
will continue to provide update packages for the following products:

SUSE Linux 9.3
SUSE Linux 10.0
and
SUSE Linux 10.1

for a two-year period after the release of the respective distribution.

Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products
and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system
are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.

To learn more about SUSE Linux business products, please visit
http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ . For a detailed list of the life cycles
of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
and http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/lcSearchResults.jsp?sl=suse

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not
hesitate to contact SUSE Security at <security@xxxxxxx>.
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