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Old 02-14-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Debian 5.0 (aka Lenny) released!


A bit late, but the new stable is finally there

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Anyway, I won’t bore you with a detailed set of actions we had to took, way too much for now, just some few moments (All times in UTC):

[10:23] turned off all cronjobs

[10:43] Release Team GO

[12:00] etch is now oldstable

[13:07] lenny is now stable

[13:28] squeeze is born (and lot of the work for it was parallel with the lenny work)

[14:18] the cd-builder host gets an exclusive push so people can start building cd images.

[15:34] squeeze is now grown up enough to be ready for the world. Most of the other work that had to be on the ftp-master machine before we are done is also done. ftp-master is ready for regular work again (but won’t do any yet).

[15:40] Lets start the work for the security archive

[16:54] The security archive is ready.

While writing this entry people are still doing work for the release. For example the cd building will take time, after all there are well over 500 images (and 36 live cds).

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http://blog.ganneff.de/blog/2009/02/...y-release.html
 
Old 02-14-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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Upgrading your stable systems

For those having problems upgrading from Etch to Lenny.

Recommended way to upgrade:
*Point your sources list to Lenny or keep using stable(if your local mirror is already updated) and run aptitude update as usual.
*Install Lenny's DPKG and your preferred APT front before upgrading everything else:
Code:
aptitude install dpkg apt aptitude
*Upgrade your system as usual

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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Well.. sort of.

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The latest stable release of Debian is 4.0.
Someone find me a torrent link and the release notes 8)
 
Old 02-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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A bit late, but the new stable is finally there
Not quite!
They didn't officially announce it.
The cd images are still being generated.
But the stable repo points to lenny packages, which means current debian users can upgrade their installation to lenny.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 07:05 PM   #5
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See http://www.debian.org/ for information about Debian GNU/Linux.
Four Debian releases are available on the main site:

Debian 4.0r7, or etch. Access this release through dists/oldstable.
Debian 4.0r7 was released Monday, 09 February 2009.

Debian 5.0, or lenny. Access this release through dists/stable
Debian 5.0 was released Saturday, 14 February 2009.

Testing, or squeeze. Access this release through dists/testing. The
current tested development snapshot is named squeeze. Packages which
have been tested in unstable and passed automated tests propogate to
this release.

Unstable, or sid. Access this release through dists/unstable. The
current development snapshot is named sid. Untested candidate
packages for future releases.

Older releases of Debian are at http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive

Squeeze lives:
http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:47 AM   #6
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Finally, Debian 5.0 released!
At 02/15/09 2:02am Pacific time.
Still no official anouncement from the website
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:51 AM   #7
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The release announcement from debian mailing list:

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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released press@debian.org
February 14th, 2009 http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090214
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian
GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed "Lenny") after 22 months of constant
development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports
a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME,
Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features compatibility with
the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

Debian GNU/Linux runs on computers ranging from palmtops and handheld
systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total
of twelve architectures are supported: Sun SPARC (sparc), HP Alpha
(alpha), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Intel IA-32 (i386), IA-64
(ia64), HP PA-RISC (hppa), MIPS (mips, mipsel), ARM (arm, armel), IBM
S/390 (s390), and AMD64 and Intel EM64T (amd64).

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" adds support for Marvell's Orion platform
which is used in many storage devices. Supported storage devices include
the QNAP Turbo Station series, HP Media Vault mv2120, and Buffalo Kurobox
Pro. Additionally, "Lenny" now supports several Netbooks, in particular
the Eee PC by Asus. "Lenny" also contains the build tools for Emdebian
which allow Debian source packages to be cross-built and shrunk to suit
embedded ARM systems.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" includes the new ARM EABI port, "armel".
This new port provides a more efficient use of both modern and future ARM
processors. As a result, the old ARM port (arm) has now been deprecated.

This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as the K
Desktop Environment 3.5.10 (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME desktop
environment 2.22.2, the Xfce 4.4.2 desktop environment, LXDE 0.3.2.1, the
GNUstep desktop 7.3, X.Org 7.3, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, GIMP 2.4.7,
Iceweasel 3.0.6 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox), Icedove
2.0.0.19 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird), PostgreSQL 8.3.6,
MySQL 5.0.51a, GNU Compiler Collection 4.3.2, Linux kernel
version 2.6.26, Apache 2.2.9, Samba 3.2.5, Python 2.5.2 and 2.4.6, Perl
5.10.0, PHP 5.2.6, Asterisk 1.4.21.2, Emacs 22, Inkscape 0.46, Nagios
3.06, Xen Hypervisor 3.2.1 (dom0 as well as domU support), OpenJDK 6b11,
and more than 23,000 other ready-to-use software packages (built from
over 12,000 source packages).

With the integration of X.Org 7.3 the X server autoconfigures itself with
most hardware. Newly introduced packages allow the full support of NTFS
filesystems and the use of most multimedia keys out of the box. Support
for Adobe(R) Flash(R) format files is available via the swfdec or Gnash
plugins. Overall improvements for notebooks have been introduced, such
as out of the box support of CPU frequency scaling. For leisure time
several new games have been added, including puzzle games as well as
first-person shooters. Also notable is the introduction of "goplay", a
graphical games browser offering filters, search, screenshots and
descriptions for games in Debian.

The availability and updates of OpenJDK, GNU Java compiler, GNU Java
bytecode interpreter, Classpath and other free versions of Sun's Java
technology, into Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 allow us to ship Java-based
applications in Debian's "main" repository.

Further improvements in system security include the installation of
available security updates before the first reboot by the Debian
Installer, the reduction of setuid root binaries and open ports in the
standard installation, and the use of GCC hardening features in the
builds of several security-critical packages. Various applications have
specific improvements, too. PHP for example is now built with the Suhosin
hardening patch.

For non-native English speaking users the package management systems now
support translated package descriptions and will automatically show the
description of a package in the native language of the user, if
available.

Debian GNU/Linux can be installed from various installation media such as
DVDs, CDs, USB sticks and floppies, or from the network. GNOME is the
default desktop environment and is contained on the first CD. Other
desktop environments - KDE, Xfce, or LXDE - can be installed through two
new alternative CD images. Again available with Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 are
multi-arch CDs and DVDs supporting installation of multiple architectures
from a single disc; and this release adds Blu-ray Discs, allowing the
archive for an entire architecture to be shipped on a single BD.

In addition to the regular installation media, Debian GNU/Linux can now
also be directly used without prior installation. The special images
used, known as live images, are available for CDs, USB sticks, and
netboot setups. Initially, these are provided for the amd64 and i386
architectures only.

The installation process for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 has been improved in
many ways: among many other improvements, support for installation from
more than one CD or DVD has been restored, firmware required by some
devices can be loaded by using removable media, and installations via
Braille display are supported. The installer boot process has also
received much attention: a graphical menu can be used to choose
front-ends and desktop environments, and to select expert or rescue mode.
The installation system for Debian GNU/Linux has now been translated to
63 languages.

Debian GNU/Linux can be downloaded right now via bittorrent (the
recommended way), jigdo or HTTP; see Debian GNU/Linux on CDs [1] for
further information. It will soon be available on DVD, CD-ROM and
Blu-ray Disc from numerous vendors [2], too.

Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 from the previous release, Debian
GNU/Linux 4.0 (codenamed "Etch") are automatically handled by the
aptitude package management tool for most configurations, and to a
certain degree also by the apt-get package management tool. As always,
Debian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without
any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release
notes [3] for possible issues, and for detailed instructions on
installing and upgrading. The release notes will be further improved and
translated to additional languages in the weeks after the release.

1: http://www.debian.org/CD/
2: http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors
3: http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/releasenotes


Dedication
----------

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 "Lenny" is dedicated to Thiemo Seufer, a Debian
Developer who died on December 26th, 2008 in a tragic car accident.
Thiemo was involved in Debian in many ways. He has maintained several
packages and was the main supporter of the Debian port to the MIPS
architectures. He was also a member of our kernel team, as well as a
member of the Debian Installer team. His contributions reached far
beyond the Debian project. He also worked on the MIPS port of the Linux
kernel, the MIPS emulation of qemu, and far too many smaller projects to
be named here.

Thiemo's work, commitment, broad technical knowledge and ability to share
this with others will be missed. Thiemo's contributions will not be
forgotten. The high standards of his work make it hard to pick up.


About Debian
------------

Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than a
thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the
Internet. Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature,
and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux
distributions.

The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication
to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best
operating system possible. Debian 5.0 is another important step in that
direction.


Contact Information
-------------------

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:56 AM   #8
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is anyone already using the squeeze repos ? Is it safe to point apt to them or are there problems ?

Last edited by almatic; 02-15-2009 at 05:57 AM. Reason: why do I have to allow googleapis to post ??
 
Old 02-15-2009, 08:16 AM   #9
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The only problems will be due to new packages, and the volume of them. Probably most won't experience too many -or even any- issues, but if you're not looking for any excitement you should probably stick with lenny for a few weeks at least.

You don't have allow googleapis to post. Allowing linuxquestions.org is enough for me.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Finally, Debian 5.0 released!
At 02/15/09 2:02am Pacific time.
Oh not, and I slept through all the excitement!
 
Old 02-15-2009, 09:21 AM   #11
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I burned the netinst CD, and after about ~ 1 hour, I have a new install.

enabled nvidia-glx in synaptic, and it seems pretty good, so far.
I've never been able to run debian X.xx since Sarge, someting HLS had to due with after some event, another story.

So far, I like it good, and IceWeasel's cool. It's one of my favorite browsers. I like the default security that is built in.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 10:51 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r1d3r View Post
Finally, Debian 5.0 released!
At 02/15/09 2:02am Pacific time.
Still no official anouncement from the website
The front page is now updated as well (including the press announcement)
http://www.debian.org/

Edit: The official 5.0.0 netinst image was already available at the time of my first post (what else do you need...), but yeah, generating 500+ ISO images takes some extra time

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #13
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jens, the front page looks really cool.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #14
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Cool

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jens, the front page looks really cool.
Agreed! Congratulations on a new release.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 02:52 PM   #15
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I'm downloading the "debian-500-amd64-DVD-1.iso.torrent" and its too slow!

People please seed!

EDIT: Guys did you notice the "Page Hit Ranking" in distrowatch shows debian in 3rd for th elast seven days?

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