Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 updated (r6)
April 3rd, 2002
This is the sixth 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. However, most updates from security.debian.org are included in this point release.
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 of mirrors is available at:
This revision adds the following security updates to the stable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates.
|Debian Security Advisory ID||Package(s)|
This revision adds important corrections to the following packages. Most of them don't affect the security of the system, but may affect data integrity.
|dump||Fix potential data corruption|
|gcc||Important fix for ARM architecture|
|man2html||Prevent bad links|
|nfs||Support statd callbacks from later 2.2 kernels|
|samba||Important fix for Alpha architecture|
|squid||Fix potential DoS|
|everybuddy||Too old for current protocols|
|pine||Security implications, people should use pine-tracker from Woody|
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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