I need to install old Debian 5 on my system in order to run some tests. The installation complains regarding bad archive mirror on network. How to solve that problem? Does it means that nobody mirrors the outdated distribution?
At the configure the package manager step you should select (in top of the country mirror list):
enter information manually
Then select a debian mirror from here , for example:
Then the Debian mirror directory:
You should ignore the next error saying :
security.debian.org couldn't be accessed
because there is no security updates for debian Lenny.
Old releases aren’t kept on the main mirror network; you need to use http://archive.debian.org/debian/ instead.
Depending on what you’re trying to test, you might find it easier to use
wget http://archive.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/debian-archive-keyring/debian-archive-keyring_2010.08.28\~lenny1_all.deb dpkg -x debian-archive-keyring_2010.08.28\~lenny1_all.deb lenny-keyring sudo debootstrap --keyring=lenny-keyring/usr/share/keyrings/debian-archive-keyring.gpg lenny lenny http://archive.debian.org/debian/
will create a Debian 5 base installation in a
lenny sub-directory in the current directory.