Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated (r1)
December 20th, 2005
This is the first update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename ‘sarge’) which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with some corrections to serious problems. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.
Please note that this update does not produce a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 but only updates a few packages in it. There is no need to throw away 3.1 CDs but only to update against ftp.debian.org after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.
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.
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.
|backuppc||Fixes potential data loss and corruption|
|cgiemail||Fixes sendmail configuration|
|f-prot-installer||Adjusted for updates|
|fam||Fixes data corruption|
|firehol||Fixes lockfile deletion|
|gnome-system-monitor||Fixes arbitrary crashes|
|gpr||Fixes interoperation with lpr|
|gzip||Fixes futex hangs|
|libgnomeprint||Fix for custom print commands|
|mdadm||Fixes debconf interoperation|
|samba||Added compatibility with WinXP 64|
|scsitools||Fixes boot procedure|
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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