Confusion about LTS versions. Any comprehensive documentation regarding everything LTS?

Guillaume Quintard guillaume.quintard at
Wed Mar 2 17:02:52 UTC 2022


Would this help?


Guillaume Quintard

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 8:51 AM Batanun B <batanun at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there any documentation focused on the LTS versions of Varnish Cache?
> And with that I mean things like "What does the LTS version of Varnish
> mean?", "Why should or shouldn't I choose an LTS version?", "What is the
> latest LTS version?" and "How do I install an LTS version?".
> Currently I can't find any such documentation anywhere.
> We use Varnish Cache 6.0 LTS (6.0.6) now, on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'm testing
> setting up a new Varnish server, on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and it automatically
> installs Varnish 6.2.1-2.
> Is that an LTS version? How can I verify that? And if not, how can I make
> sure that the version being selected is an LTS version?
> I followed the instructions at
> and
> in the file varnishcache_varnish60lts.list I made sure to change "trusty"
> to "focal" to match the Ubuntu version.
> Also, the "Releases & Downloads" page is quite confusing. First, it
> doesn't say _anything_ about LTS versions. Secondly, it specifically
> mentions version 7.0.2, 6.6.2 and 6.0.10 as supported, and says "All
> releases not mentioned above are End-Of-Life and unsupported". What does
> that mean?
> Also, is there a place where we can see the roadmap for future planned LTS
> versions? Now I have no idea if there will be a new LTS coming next week,
> next year, or 2030.
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