Debian 9.0 "Stretch" Might Not Have UEFI Secure Boot Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 27 April 2017 at 04:44 PM EDT. 25 Comments
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" has seen UEFI Secure Boot support no longer being considered a release blocker but is now just a stretch goal for this upcoming release.

Debian developer Jonathan Wiltshire shared that while Secure Boot support was planned for Debian 9.0, it might not happen now due to short on time and resources. Secure Boot might still work its way though into a later Debian 9.x update.
we decided that support for Secure Boot in the forthcoming Debian 9 "stretch" would no longer be a blocker to release. The likely, although not certain outcome is that stretch will not have Secure Boot support.

We appreciate that this will be a disappointment to many users and developers. However, we need to balance that with the limited time available for the volunteer teams working on this feature, and the risk of bugs being introduced through rushed development.

It's possible that Secure Boot support could be introduced at some point in stretch's lifetime.

Hopefully most Linux users have already disabled UEFI Secure Boot functionality on their systems so they won't have to worry about it still missing, years after most other distributions joined the SecureBoot bandwagon.

There are also some other release bits shared in today's update. As of now there are 143 RC bugs affecting this next release. A release date for Debian 9.0 has yet to be determined while DDs continue being busy fixing bugs and testing.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Popular News This Week