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Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r5 released

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r5 released                         press@debian.org
January 10th, 2002

This is the fifth 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
security.debian.org 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 is available


Security Updates

This revision adds the following security updates to the release.  The
Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these

Debian Security Advisory ID      Package(s)

        DSA 020                  PHP4
        DSA 023                  INN2
        DSA 067                  Apache
        DSA 070                  telnetd
        DSA 073                  IMP
        DSA 086                  ssh-nonfree
        DSA 087                  wu-ftpd
        DSA 090                  xtel
        DSA 091                  OpenSSH
        DSA 093                  Postfix
        DSA 094                  Mailman
        DSA 095                  GPM
        DSA 096                  Mutt
        DSA 097                  Exim
        DSA 098                  libgtop

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

    bwbasic         Package was unusable due to library interactions
    catsboot        Important addition for ARM systems
    dtaus           Switch to Euro as currency
    freewnn         Important bugfix
    groff           Correction against last version which broke things
    kernel-image    2.2.19 for ARM, 2.2.20 for Sparc
    modconf         Fix security race
    nedit           This is free software now
    postgresql      Prevent data loss
    xxgdb           Important bugfix

Removed Packages

    gpg-rsaref      Patent expired, functionality provided by GnuPG
    gpg-rsa         Patent expired, functionality provided by GnuPG
    gpg-idea        License infringement

The 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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