Dear suse-security-announce subscribers and SUSE Linux users,
SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 9.1 (Personal and Professional
edition) will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant
fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.1
after June 15 2006 will not be fixed any more for this product.
As a consequence, the SUSE Linux 9.1 distribution directory on our ftp
will be moved from /pub/suse/i386/9.1/ to the
/pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space on our
mirror sites. The 9.1 directory in the update tree
/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1 will follow, as soon as all updates have been
The discontinuation of SUSE Linux 9.1 enables us to focus on the SUSE
Linux 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 9.1 only. As usual, SUSE will
continue to provide update packages for the following products:
SUSE Linux 9.2
SUSE Linux 9.3
SUSE Linux 10.0
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 Server
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
. For a detailed list of the life cycles
of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not
hesitate to contact SUSE Security at <security(a)suse.de>de>.
Sincerely, Marcus Meissner