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Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 ("etch"), Intel x86
Chapter 1 - Introduction

The primary goals of these Release Notes are to inform users of major changes in this release of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, to provide information on how to upgrade safely from the previous release to the current release and finally to inform users of known potential issues they could encounter when upgrading to or using the etch release.

Note that it is impossible to list every known issue and that therefore a selection has been made based on a combination of the expected prevalence and impact of issues.

The most recent version of this document is always available at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes. If the version you are reading is more than a month old[1], you might wish to obtain the latest version.

Please note that we only support and document upgrading from the previous release of Debian (in this case, the upgrade from sarge). If you need to upgrade from older releases, we suggest you read previous editions of the release notes and upgrade to sarge first.

1.1 Reporting bugs on this document

We have attempted to test all the different upgrade steps described in this document and we have also tried to anticipate all the possible issues our users might encounter.

Nevertheless, if you think you have found any bug in this documentation (incorrect information or information that is missing), please file a bug in the bug tracking system against the release-notes package.

1.2 Contributing upgrade reports

We welcome any information from users related to upgrades from sarge to etch. If you are willing to share information please file a bug in the bug tracking system against the upgrade-reports package with your results. We request that you compress any attachments that are included (using gzip).

Please include the following information when submitting your upgrade report:

Note: you should take some time to review and remove any sensitive and/or confidential information from the logs before including them in a bug report as the information will be published in a public database.

1.3 Sources for this document

This document is generated using debiandoc-sgml. Sources for the Release Notes are available in the CVS repository of the Debian Documentation Project. You can use the web interface to access its files individually through the web and see their changes. For more information on how to access the CVS please consult the Debian Documentation Project CVS pages.

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Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 ("etch"), Intel x86

$Id: release-notes.en.sgml,v 1.312 2007-08-16 22:24:38 jseidel Exp $

Josip Rodin, Bob Hilliard, Adam Di Carlo, Anne Bezemer, Rob Bradford, Frans Pop (current), Andreas Barth (current), Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña (current), Steve Langasek (current)