Debian “stretch” Release Information

Debian 9.12 was released February 8th, 2020. Debian 9.0 was initially released on June 17th, 2017. The release included many major changes, described in our press release and the Release Notes.

Debian 9 has been superseded by Debian 10.0 (buster). Security updates have been discontinued as of July 18th, 2020.

However, Stretch benefits from Long Term Support (LTS) until the end of June 2022. The LTS is limited to i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64. All other architectures are no longer supported in Stretch. For more information, please refer to the LTS section of the Debian Wiki.

To obtain and install Debian, see the installation information page and the Installation Guide. To upgrade from an older Debian release, see the instructions in the Release Notes.

Architectures supported during LTS support:

When initially releasing Stretch, the following architectures were supported:

Contrary to our wishes, there may be some problems that exist in the release, even though it is declared stable. We've made a list of the major known problems, and you can always report other issues to us.

Last but not least, we have a list of people who take credit for making this release happen.