Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 Released

December 5th, 2000

A new revision of the Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 'potato' distribution has been released. This update, version 2.2r2, includes both security updates and fixes to important bugs in the stable distribution.

Upgrading to this revision online can be done pointing the 'apt' package tool (see sources.list(5) manpage) to one of Debian's many FTP mirrors. A list is available at:

A complete list of the packages that have changed with this release can be found at:

Files that are included in the update as well as the entire stable and unstable distributions can be found in the locations listed below. Updates that have been accepted into the stable distribution are merged into the stable tree.


The current stable distribution:

Proposed updates to the stable distribution:

Stable distribution information (release notes, errata, etc.):

Security announcements and information:

About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer their time and effort. Its tasks include maintaining and updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team <> or visit the Debian homepage at
Anthony Towns <> is the release manager for the Debian Project.