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draft of the 3.1r6 release announcement; please review


as we are going to push out 3.1r6 tonight, here is my draft for a
release announcement for that:


Please review.


[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life
The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated                            press@debian.org
April 7th, 2007                 http://www.debian.org/News/2007/20070407

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux
3.1 (codename `sarge').  This update mainly adds security updates to the
stable release, along with a few corrections to serious problems.  Those
who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many
packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this

In preparation for the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
(codename ``etch''), Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 will be moved to the
`oldstable' part of the archive.  Users who would like to continue using
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 are advised to update their /etc/apt/sources.list
network source to refer to ``sarge''.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian
GNU/Linux 3.1 but only updates some of the packages included.  There is
no need to throw away 3.1 CDs.  Instead you only need to update against
ftp.debian.org or a mirror after an installation, in order to
incorporate those changes.  New CD and DVD images will be delayed until
after the release of ``etch'' and will be available at the regular

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:


Miscellaneous Bugfixes

This stable update adds a few important corrections to the following

   Package                Reason

   base-installer         Fix for kernel ABI bump (fix regression from 3.1r5)
   glibc                  Get architectures back in sync

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

Advisory ID    Package(s)               Correktion(s)
   DSA 1240    links2                   Arbitrary shell command execution
   DSA 1262    gnomemeeting             Arbitrary code execution
   DSA 1263    clamav                   Denial of service
   DSA 1264    php4                     Several vulnerabilities
   DSA 1265    mozilla                  Several vulnerabilities
   DSA 1266    gnupg                    Signature forgery
   DSA 1267    webcalendar              Remote file inclusion
   DSA 1268    libwpd                   Arbitrary code execution
   DSA 1269    lookup-el                Insecure temporary file
   DSA 1270    openoffice.org           Several vulnerabilities
   DSA 1271    openafs                  Remote privilege escalation
   DSA 1272    tcpdump                  Denial of service
   DSA 1273    nas                      Multiple remote vulnerabilities
   DSA 1274    file                     Arbitrary code execution
   DSA 1275    zope2.7                  Cross-site scripting flaw
   DSA 1276    krb5                     Several vulnerabilities
   DSA 1277    xmms                     Arbitrary code execution
   DSA 1278    man-db                   Arbitrary code execution

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 revision:


The current stable distribution:


Proposed updates to the stable distribution:


Stable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):


Security announcements and information:


About Debian

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volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely
free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/>, send mail to <press@debian.org>, or
contact the stable release team at <debian-release@lists.debian.org>.

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