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28 June 2010, 12:25

Debian 5.0 "Lenny" update released

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Debian Logo The Debian Project developers have issued the fifth maintenance update to Debian 5.0, code named "Lenny". The latest stable release includes an updated version of the Debian installer and addresses several bugs and security issues found in January's 5.0.4 release.

Debian 5.0.5 features updated kernel images that include several security-related fixes and support for additional hardware, and a number of package updates. The developers also note that the Eclipse IDE packages have been removed due to compatibility issues. In another change, the Lilo bootloader has re-introduced support for automatic updating when a new kernel is installed on i386 and amd64 architectures to ensure new kernels are correctly registered.

Users who currently have Debian 5.0 installed and regularly update their systems via should have already received most of these updates. Debian 5.0.5 is an updated version of the release for fresh installations, for example on new systems.

More details about the release can be found in the changelog and in the official release announcement. Debian 5.0.5 is available to download from the project's mirror sites and an installation guide is provided.

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