Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r4 released

November 5th, 2001

The fourth revision of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (codename `potato') has been released. This point release, revision 2.2r4, mostly includes security updates, along with a few corrections of serious bugs in the stable distribution.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the `apt' package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list is available at:

https://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist

Security Updates

This release contains the following security updates, for which the Security Team has released the advisories listed below.

Debian Security Advisory ID Package(s)
DSA 006 zope
DSA 007 zope
DSA 043 zope
DSA 046 exuberant-ctags
DSA 048 samba
DSA 049 cfingerd
DSA 050 sendfile
DSA 051 Netscape
DSA 052 sendfile
DSA 054 cron
DSA 056 man-db
DSA 057 gftp
DSA 058 exim
DSA 059 man-db
DSA 060 fetchmail
DSA 061 gnupg
DSA 062 rxvt
DSA 063 xinetd
DSA 065 samba
DSA 066 cfingerd
DSA 068 openldap
DSA 069 xloadimage
DSA 071 fetchmail
DSA 072 groff
DSA 073 horde/imp
DSA 074 wmaker
DSA 075 netkit-telnet-ssl
DSA 076 most
DSA 077 squid
DSA 078 slrn
DSA 079 uucp
DSA 080 htdig
DSA 081 w3m, w3m-ssl
DSA 082 xvt
DSA 083 procmail
DSA 084 gftp
DSA 085 nvi, nvi-m17n

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

boot-floppies Important ARM and PowerPC corrections
cslatex Important correction
devscripts Fix for insecure regexp
e2fsprogs Fix for serial console installs
glibc Important correction
Kernel Important security bugfix
mac-fdisk/pmac-fdisk Important fix for PowerPC
mailcrypt Compatibility upload for GnuPG 1.0.6
mailman Important correction
quik Important fixes for PowerPC
webalizer Fix for the Oct 5th problem
xcal Important correction

A complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page:

http://people.debian.org/~joey/2.2r4/

URLs

The complete lists of packages that have changed with this release:

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/Debian2.2r4/ChangeLog http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/Debian2.2r4/non-US/ChangeLog

The current stable distribution:

http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/ ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/

Proposed updates to the stable distribution:

http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/ ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/proposed-updates/

Stable distribution information (release notes, errata, etc.):

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/

Security announcements and information:

http://security.debian.org/

About Debian

The Debian Project is an organization of free software developers who volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Hurd.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.