Release Notes for Debian 8 (jessie), PowerPC

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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 8
2.1. Supported architectures
2.2. What's new in the distribution?
2.2.1. CDs, DVDs and BDs
2.2.2. Changes in the GNOME desktop
2.2.3. New default init system (systemd)
2.2.4. Multimedia
2.2.5. Security
2.2.6. MariaDB next to MySQL
2.2.7. PHP applications
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 7 (wheezy)
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. Upgrading your kernel and related packages
4.6.1. Installing the kernel metapackage
4.6.2. Boot timing issues (waiting for root device)
4.7. Things to do before rebooting
4.7.1. Purging removed packages
4.8. Preparing for the next release
4.9. Deprecated components
4.10. Obsolete packages
4.10.1. Dummy packages
5. Issues to be aware of for jessie
5.1. Security status of web browsers
5.2. OpenSSH server defaults to "PermitRootLogin without-password"
5.3. Puppet 2.7 / 3.7 compatibility
5.4. PHP 5.6 upgrade has behavioural changes
5.5. Upgrading installs the new default init system for Jessie
5.5.1. Stricter handling of failing mounts during boot under systemd
5.6. Jessie udev needs kernel with CONFIG_DEVTMPFS=y (non-standard setups)
5.7. Manual migration of disks encrypted with LUKS whirlpool (non-standard setups)
5.8. The GNOME desktop requires basic 3D graphics
5.9. The GNOME desktop does not work with the AMD proprietary FGLRX driver
5.10. Changes in the GNOME default keyboard shortcuts
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 wheezy system before the upgrade
A.1. Upgrading your wheezy 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