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Remove support for Debian Jessie in Cloud Services
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On April 25, 2020 the Debian project stopped providing security patch support for the Debian 8 "Jessie" release. The Cloud Services and SRE teams at the Wikimedia Foundation would have liked to have all usage of Debian Jessie in our managed networks replaced with newer versions of Debian's operating system on or ideally well before that date. We did not achieve that goal, but we will continue to work towards removal.

In the Cloud VPS environment, this removal requires the cooperation and participation of Cloud VPS project maintainers.

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bd808 created this task.Sep 11 2019, 9:11 PM
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Based on lsb_release -c, 212 of our 809 instances are running jessie (possibly missing one depending on the distro in use in T232676 - looks like that host was not reconfigured for the new cumin master). So about 26.21%.

Are we going to re-create https://tools.wmflabs.org/trusty-deprecation/ for jessie?

bd808 renamed this task from Remove support for Debian Jessie prior to upstream End Of Life for release to Remove support for Debian Jessie in Cloud Services prior to upstream End Of Life for release.Sep 30 2019, 10:06 PM
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bd808 updated the task description. (Show Details)Sep 30 2019, 10:09 PM

JFTR; the task description is inaccurate, supports ends five years after the jessie release, i.e. April 25 (but the internal hard deadline is end of Q3 as we still need time to properly wrap things up in puppet/repos etc.)

bd808 updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 3 2019, 7:37 PM

JFTR; the task description is inaccurate, supports ends five years after the jessie release, i.e. April 25 (but the internal hard deadline is end of Q3 as we still need time to properly wrap things up in puppet/repos etc.)

Thanks for the clarification on the end of support date. I updated the description.

JFTR; the task description is inaccurate, supports ends five years after the jessie release, i.e. April 25 (but the internal hard deadline is end of Q3 as we still need time to properly wrap things up in puppet/repos etc.)

When is 'end of Q3'?

bd808 added a comment.Apr 19 2020, 5:00 AM

JFTR; the task description is inaccurate, supports ends five years after the jessie release, i.e. April 25 (but the internal hard deadline is end of Q3 as we still need time to properly wrap things up in puppet/repos etc.)

When is 'end of Q3'?

19 days ago.

bd808 renamed this task from Remove support for Debian Jessie in Cloud Services prior to upstream End Of Life for release to Remove support for Debian Jessie in Cloud Services.May 4 2020, 2:57 PM
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