Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 -- Errata

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has been obsoleted by Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 ("woody"). Security updates are discontinued as of June 30th, 2003. Please see the security team survey results for more information.

Security issues

Debian security team issues updates to packages in the stable release in which they've identified problems related to security. Please consult the security pages for information about any security issues identified in `potato'.

If you use APT, add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list to be able to access the latest security updates:

  deb potato/updates main contrib non-free

After that, run apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade.

Point releases

Sometimes, in the case of several critical problems or security updates, the released distribution is updated. Generally, these are indicated as point releases.

See the ChangeLog (and ChangeLog for non-US) for details on changes.

Fixes to the released stable distribution often go through an extended testing period before they are accepted into the archive. However, these fixes are available in the dists/potato-proposed-updates directory of any Debian archive mirror (and on the same location at our non-US server and its mirrors).

If you use apt to update your packages, you can install the proposed updates by adding the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

  # proposed additions for a 2.2 point release
  deb dists/potato-proposed-updates/
  deb dists/potato-proposed-updates/

After that, run apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade.

Unofficial Internationalized Installation Support

An internationalized version of the installation system for i386 is available ( for testing and use. You need to use the 'idepci' or 'compact' flavors.

Due to some remaining problems with the internationalized installation system, it is unlikely to be included officially in a Potato point release. We can only hope we can get it shaped up for woody.

Unofficial ReiserFS Support

There seem to be at least two unofficial versions of the installation system for i386 supporting ReiserFS.

One version is from John H. Robinson, IV, and is available with some instructions at

The other is from Marc A. Volovic and is available at

Unofficial Linux Kernel 2.4 Support

Adrian Bunk has provided a set of packages for i386 Potato systems which provide compatibility for Linux Kernel 2.4.x. Please read for instructions, warnings, and lines to add to /etc/apt/sources.list.