Release Notes for Debian 7.0 (wheezy), kFreeBSD 64-bits PC

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Reporting bugs on this document
1.2. Contributing upgrade reports
1.3. Sources for this document
2. What's new in Debian 7.0
2.1. Supported architectures
2.2. What's new for kFreeBSD?
2.3. What's new in the distribution?
2.3.1. CDs, DVDs and BDs
2.3.2. Multiarch
2.3.3. Dependency booting
2.3.4. systemd
2.3.5. Multimedia
2.3.6. Hardened security
2.3.7. AppArmor
2.3.8. The stable-backports section
2.3.9. The stable-updates section
2.3.10. GNOME 3
2.3.11. Cloud
2.3.12. Temporary filesystems
3. Installation System
3.1. What's new in the installation system?
3.1.1. Major changes
3.1.2. Automated installation
4. Upgrades from Debian 6.0 (squeeze)
4.1. Preparing for the upgrade
4.1.1. Back up any data or configuration information
4.1.2. Inform users in advance
4.1.3. Prepare for downtime on services
4.1.4. Prepare for recovery
4.1.5. Prepare a safe environment for the upgrade
4.2. Checking system status
4.2.1. Review actions pending in package manager
4.2.2. Disabling APT pinning
4.2.3. Checking packages status
4.2.4. The proposed-updates section
4.2.5. Unofficial sources and backports
4.3. Preparing sources for APT
4.3.1. Adding APT Internet sources
4.3.2. Adding APT sources for a local mirror
4.3.3. Adding APT sources from optical media
4.4. Upgrading packages
4.4.1. Recording the session
4.4.2. Updating the package list
4.4.3. Make sure you have sufficient space for the upgrade
4.4.4. Minimal system upgrade
4.4.5. Upgrading the system
4.5. Possible issues during upgrade
4.5.1. Dist-upgrade fails with Could not perform immediate configuration
4.5.2. Expected removals
4.5.3. Conflicts or Pre-Depends loops
4.5.4. File conflicts
4.5.5. Configuration changes
4.5.6. Change of session to console
4.5.7. Special care for specific packages
4.6. Preparing for the next release
4.7. Obsolete packages
4.7.1. Dummy packages
5. Issues to be aware of for wheezy
5.1. LDAP support
5.2. Security status of web browsers
5.3. ConsoleKit and alternative display managers
5.4. GNOME desktop changes and support
5.5. KDE desktop changes
5.6. NetworkManager
5.7. perl-suid removed
5.8. Request Tracker versions
5.9. Bootlogd changes
5.10. /etc/mtab and _netdev
5.11. The pdksh to mksh transition
5.12. Puppet 2.6 / 2.7 compatibility
5.13. Multiarch implications for the toolchain
5.14. Cyrus SASL SQL backends
5.15. Firmware for network and graphics drivers
6. More information on Debian
6.1. Further reading
6.2. Getting help
6.2.1. Mailing lists
6.2.2. Internet Relay Chat
6.3. Reporting bugs
6.4. Contributing to Debian
A. Managing your squeeze system before the upgrade
A.1. Upgrading your squeeze system
A.2. Checking your sources list
A.3. Removing obsolete configuration files
A.4. Upgrade legacy locales to UTF-8
B. Contributors to the Release Notes
Index
Glossary