Supported Linux Distributions
- Table of Contents
- All Supported Distributions
- Moving to a Supported Distribution
- End of Life Linux Distributions
- Running an End-of-Life Linux Distribution
All Supported Distributions
We ship GreenArrow packages for the following 64-bit Linux distributions:
|Linux Distribution||Supported Until 1|
|Alma Linux 8.x 2||May 31, 2029|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x 2||May 31, 2029|
|Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS 2||April 2025|
|Debian 11.x Stable 2||August 14, 2026|
|Debian 10.x Stable||July 6, 2024|
|CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Scientific Linux 7.x||June 30, 2024|
|Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS||April 2023|
- The date when the Linux distribution’s vendor has indicated they will discontinue support. We plan to ship GreenArrow updates for each Linux distribution until that date.
- Using the latest supported version of your preferred Linux distribution gives you the longest time before it will need an upgrade to a later version.
Moving to a Supported Distribution
If you find yourself on Linux distribution that’s end-of-life or will be soon, you have these options for getting off of it:
- If you’re running Debian or Ubuntu, upgrade to the next major release.
- Migrate to a new server. Most customers who use Red Hat or CentOS choose this option.
- Take a set of backups, upgrade your existing server to a new Linux distribution, then restore the backups.
You can migrate or backup your GreenArrow installation using the above links, or have us do the migration or backup for you. Please contact GreenArrow’s technical support if you’d like assistance.
End of Life Linux Distributions
We no longer release GreenArrow updates for the following Linux distributions:
|Linux Distribution||Supported Until|
|Debian 9.x Stable||June 2022|
|CentOS 8.x 2||December 31, 2021|
|Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS||April 2021|
|CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Scientific Linux 6.x 64-bit||November 30, 2020|
|CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Scientific Linux 6.x 32-bit||January 31, 20201|
|Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit||April 2019|
|Debian 7 64-bit||May 2018|
|Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit||April 2017|
|CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Scientific Linux 5.x 32-bit and 64-bit||March 31, 2017|
- We ended support early for this 32-bit distribution because we found that in 2020, all customers using it were on the 64-bit version.
- In December 2020, RedHat announced that they would end support for CentOS 8 on December 31, 2021. CentOS 8 was previously going to remain in support until May 31, 2029. We had no control over this change.
Running an End-of-Life Linux Distribution
We strongly recommend against using an end-of-life Linux distribution, because receiving security updates and bugfixes is important. With that said, we’ll continue to support GreenArrow on an end-of-life Linux distribution with the following caveats:
If you stay on an end-of-life distribution and encounter a bug that we fixed in a version of GreenArrow that was released after your distribution went end-of-life, we will not backport our bugfix. You’ll need to migrate to a still supported distribution to get the bugfix.
If we think an issue could be caused by using an end-of-life Linux distribution, then we may require a migration to a non-end-of-life Linux distribution as a condition of continued support.