Is VyOS 1.2 outdated because of Debian 8 release schedule?

Created by Yuriy Andamasov, Modified on Tue, 11 Apr 2023 at 04:28 PM by Yuriy Andamasov

Debian 8 is in the EOL state by the community maintainers, but it is still supported commercially. All the software from Debian 8 that we need for VyOS 1.2 is still supported by and it receives security updates.

Apart from this, there is still a very big difference between Debian 8 and VyOS 1.2 - VyOS 1.2 uses Debian 8 repository for some of the libraries or system daemons, but the most important parts for the router - kernel, routing daemons, many networking services built by us, and do not have anything common with Debian 8.

Therefore, VyOS 1.2 could be detected as EOL Debian 8 by some software, but it is supported and not affected by Debian 8 security issues.

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