Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r5 released
January 10th, 2002
This is the fifth revision of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (codename `potato') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections of serious bugs. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages.
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:
This revision adds the following security updates to the release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates.
|Debian Security Advisory ID||Package(s)|
|bwbasic||Package was unusable due to library interactions|
|catsboot||Important addition for ARM systems|
|dtaus||Switch to Euro as currency|
|groff||Correction against last version which broke things|
|kernel-image||2.2.19 for ARM, 2.2.20 for Sparc|
|modconf||Fix security race|
|nedit||This is free software now|
|postgresql||Prevent data loss|
|gpg-rsaref||Patent expired, functionality provided by GnuPG|
|gpg-rsa||Patent expired, functionality provided by GnuPG|
A complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page for this revision:
The complete lists of packages that have changed with this release:
The current stable distribution:
Proposed updates to the stable distribution:
Stable distribution information (release notes, errata, etc.):
Security announcements and information:
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