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 won't have to update many packages. However, most updates from 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:

Security Updates

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)
DSA 088 fml
DSA 089 icecast-server
DSA 099 xchat
DSA 100 gzip
DSA 101 sudo
DSA 102 at
DSA 103 glibc
DSA 107 jgroff
DSA 108 wmtv
DSA 109 FAQ-O-Matic
DSA 112 hanterm
DSA 113 ncurses
DSA 115 PHP3,
DSA 120 mod_ssl,
DSA 121 xtell
DSA 123 listar
DSA 124 mtr
DSA 125 analog

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

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

Removed Packages

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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