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22 December 2008, 11:58

Debian 4.0 updated

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The Debian developers have released their sixth update to the stable distribution of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. AMong the updates are bug fixes for Postgresql, glibc, perl and the Blender graphics software. There are also a number of security fix updates to websvn, graphviz, spamassasin. Users who regularly update their systems should have these updates already. Details of the other security updates are included in the announcement, which also notes that five packages (fpc,gearhead,imapcopy,astrolog and youtube-dl) have been removed for various reasons. The 4.0r6 packages, which are an update not a replacement, can be applied to existing Debian 4.0 systems through the aptitude or apt tools. Updated CD and DVD images will be available soon. A change log details the all the modifications in Debian 4.0r6.

The update comes at a turbulent time for the project. The Debian secretary, Manoj Srivastava, resigned from his post after heated arguments surrounding a vote on the inculsion of firmware in Debian Lenny 5.0.


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