Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 updated (r7)

July 13th, 2002

This is the seventh 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.

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 118 xsane
DSA 123 listar
DSA 125 analog
DSA 126 IMP/Horde
DSA 128 sudo
DSA 130 ethereal
DSA 131 Apache
DSA 132 Apache-SSL
DSA 133 Apache-Perl
DSA 135 libapache-mod-ssl

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.

byacc Fix timestamps in .deb file
custom Fix timestamps in .deb file
erlang Fix potential zlib problem
qpopper Fix potential data lossage
snake4 Fix timestamps in .deb file
vrweb Fix potential zlib problem

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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