If any of the lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list refer to 'stable', you might get a surprise on your next upgrade! #ReleasingDebianBuster

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I have the following repo set up:

deb ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib

deb-src ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib"

Will I still be able to get the latest upgrade?

@squire @debian No, it's saying 'stretch' meaning u have to manually replace 'stretch' with 'buster'. personally I find it better to just use codename releases to upgrade.

@r00tobo Is there generally a good time to move up a release? I'm happy with Stretch but don't know how long I should stick with it if there's a newer release. Any suggestions appreciated.

@squire Not really, I would wait till next year until Stretch is handled to the LTS team. then upgrade. usually any official release of Debian gets 3 years of support + 2 years from the LTS team later on. that being said, if u are a Desktop user, I would switch to the newer version after 1 month at least. if u are running Debian on a server, then it doesn't really matter that much.

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