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Old 04-15-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Quick question...which Debian version?


So here soon, going to be updating by Debian file server to the latest version of Debian.

But which version should I go with. Distrowatch lists 9.0 Stretch as the latest stable, but the Debian site has 9.8 available?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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They are both Stretch (19.x) - 19.8 is the most up-to-date point release and so would be your preferred choice.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:01 PM   #3
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What do you think: Does Debian know best which is the newest Debian version, or does Distrowatch know best?

Both 9.0 and 9.8 are named Stretch, by the way. From https://www.debian.org/releases/stable:
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Debian “stretch” Release Information

Debian 9.8 was released February 16th, 2019. Debian 9.0 was initially released on June 17th, 2017.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking...just making sure. I would've thought Distrowatch would keep their stuff a little more up to date but I haven't checked them out in years so I dunno how much they slack off.
 
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Just out of pure interest, where is the text on https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian that says that the latest version is 9.0?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:27 PM   #6
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Just out of pure interest, where is the text on https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian that says that the latest version is 9.0?
Top one under Releases, download links, and checksums stops at Debian 9.

In the large table that lists details and packages, etc. The last "stable" one listed is 9...and that is followed by "Testing" and "Unstable" versions.
 
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Top one under Releases, download links, and checksums stops at Debian 9.

In the large table that lists details and packages, etc. The last "stable" one listed is 9...and that is followed by "Testing" and "Unstable" versions.
In both the releases and the package listing, it is listed as 9, which is correct, as this nomenclature covers all the point releases 9.x. It just so happens that the latest point release is 9.8.
 
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if you install 9.0, or whatever you get when you choose "debian stable" on their site, and run an 'apt update' and 'apt upgrade' on that, you get 9.8 (or whatever the latest is).
 
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