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Re: many packages need to be upgraded

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 09:45:45AM +0800, Patrick Hsieh wrote:
> I've been sticking to woody for a long time. Today I noticed there are some 
> packages need to be upgraded:
> The following packages will be upgraded
>   cpp-2.95 g++-2.95 gcc-2.95 libgd1 libstdc++2.10-dev libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2
>   php4 php4-cgi php4-curl php4-imap php4-ldap php4-mysql php4-pear 
> 13 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1  not upgraded.
> Need to get 4868kB of archives. After unpacking 20.5kB will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
> Is there any security issues about these packages or whatever? Basically the 
> stable release will not upgrade its packages unless there is security concern 
> or big problem. Can someone explain this?

Firstly, you clearly don't have security updates in your sources.list,
or you'd have got the php4 updates ages ago (September). I'd recommend
fixing that. See http://security.debian.org/ for help.

Secondly, it looks like a new stable point release is coming up soon, so
various pending updates are being integrated to fix major issues. See
the archives of debian-devel-announce for information on that.

In the case of gcc-2.95:

gcc-2.95 (2.95.4.ds13-11woody1) stable; urgency=low

  * Upload to woody-proposed-updates:
    - Fix profiling for arm.
    - Fix internal compiler errors on s390.
    - Update Pascal release candidate 7 to final release.
    - Build the protoize-2.95 package again just in case that somebody
      relies on the protoize-2.95 and unprotoize-2.95 binaries.
    - No other changes to other compilers and architectures.

 -- Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>  Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:58:04 +0200

In the case of libgd1:

libgd (1.8.4-17.woody2) stable; urgency=low

  * Rebuild on woody (closes: bug#160739).

 -- Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>  Sat, 21 Sep 2002 19:07:32 +0200

libgd (1.8.4-17.woody1) stable; urgency=high

  * Re-release for stable.
  * Reason for the urgency: Corrects broken shlibs file.
  * Change shlib dep. from non-existing libgd1-xpm to libgd1-noxpm (or
    actually this was done in -17) and put libgd1-noxpm before libgd1
    (closes: #160099).

 -- Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>  Thu, 12 Sep 2002 04:38:53 +0200


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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