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Debian GNU/Linux 2.1r5 Released

Mar 23, 2000, 18:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nils Lohner)
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 18:51:26 +0100
From: Nils Lohner lohner@debian.org
To: debian-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: Debian GNU/Linux 2.1r5 Released

Debian Project
http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1r5 Released
February 16th, 2000

>> News

A new update of the Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 release (aka slink) has been
released. The new release, version 2.1r5, includes both security and
Y2K updates.

We are currently not aware of any outstanding Y2K problems in 2.1r5. If we
learn of new problems we will provide updates at
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/slink-updates/.

Here is a complete list of the packages that have changed with
this release:

Security updates:
  package      : kernel-source-2.0.38
  version      : 2.0.38-2
  architectures: i386
  issue        : fix IP exploit.

  package      : nvi
  version      : 1.79-9.1 (m68k: nvi_1.79-9.2)
  architectures: i386 alpha sparc m68k
  issue        : Fixed vulnerability in nviboot. It was possible for someone
                 to erase files in the root directory by creating files in nvi's
                 recovery directory with embedded spaces.

  package      : lpr
  version      : 0.48-0.slink2
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha sparc
  issue        : remote exploit

  package      : apcd
  version      : 0.6a.nr-4slink1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha sparc
  issue        : fixed and important security bug when apcd gets SIGUSR1
signal

  package      : htdig
  version      : 3.1.5-0.1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha sparc
  issue        : Remote users could abuse htsearch and read files they
                 should not be able to read

Y2K updates:
  package      : tetex-bin
  version      : 0.9.981113-4
  architectures: i386 alpha sparc m68k
  issue        : y2k pbm in index updating (?)

  package      : nethack
  version      : 3.2.3-3
  architectures: i386 alpha sparc m68k
  issue        : y2k pbm in log files.

  package      : emacs19
  version      : 19.34-21.1
  architectures: i386 (not compiled on alpha, sparc, m68k)
  issue        : Y2K fix in lisp/timezone.el

  package      : emacs20
  version      : 20.5a-1.99
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc (not compiled on alpha)
  issue        : Y2K fix in lisp/timezone.el

  package      : pilot-manager
  version      : 1.106-2.1
  architectures: all
  issue        : Added Y2K patch from BR #53831

  package      : calamaris
  version      : 2.8-4
  architectures: all
  issue        : Correcting an ugly Y2K bug: date should show as '00'
                 instead of '100'.

  package      : dtaus
  version      : 0.3-2
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Applied y2k fix *sigh* [sic]

  package      : fml
  version      : 3.0+beta.20000106-0slink1
  architectures: all
  issue        : fix some y2k problems

  package      : sendfile
  version      : 2.1-8.1
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Corrected date routine, removes y2k bug (Bug#53817)

  package      : hyperlatex
  version      : 2.3.1-3.0.1
  architectures: all
  issue        : Fix a Y2K bug in a date regexp.

  package      : webalizer
  version      : 1.20-5
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Y2K fix (some %d -> %02d printf format string changes)

  package      : leafnode
  version      : 1.6.2-3
  architectures: i386 sparc m68k alpha
  issue        : Y2K fix.

  package      : nntp
  version      : 1.5.12.1-7slink1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha (no sparc)
  issue        : Y2K fix.

  package      : wml
  version      : 1.6.8-1
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Y2K fix.

  package      : cnews
  version      : cr.g7-12.1
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Y2K fix for date parsing routines

  package      : eperl
  version      : 2.2.14-0.3
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha (no sparc)
  issue        : Integrated y2k patch from BR #54278.

  package      : groff
  version      : 1.15.1.11a.7.Y2K-1
  architectures: i386 sparc alpha m68k
  issue        : Y2K fix.

  package      : inn
  version      : 1.7.2-4.2
  architectures: i386 m68k sparc alpha
  issue        : Added patch from BR #53813 to fix a y2k bug.

  package      : mush
  version      : 7.2.5unoff2-7.0.1
  architectures: i386 m68k (no alpha, no sparc)
  issue        : Applied patch from BR #53935 to fix a y2k bug.

  package      : adjtimex
  version      : 1.6-2.2
  architectures: i386 sparc alpha m68k
  issue        : Added patch to fix #54119 (Y2K display problem).

  package      : im
  version      : 1:100-3
  architectures: all
  issue        : Scan.pm y2k problem Date: filed missing message's date
                 was incorrect in 2000 or later).

  package      : isdnutils
  version      : 1:3.0-12slink14
  architectures: i386 alpha (no sparc, no m68k)
  issue        : Y2K fix for isdnlog (date received from ISDN line wasn't
                 interpreted correctly).

  package      : tetex-base
  version      : 0.9.981113-2
  architectures: all
  issue        : y2k fix for dinbrief.cls. dinbrief.cls displayed 100 as
                 the current year in 2000. (closes: Bug#54385)

  package      : mirror
  version      : 2.9-13slink15
  architectures: all
  issue        : fix y2k pbm in log messages

  package      : perl
  version      : 5.004.04-7.0.1 (sparc: 5.004.04-7.1.1)
  architectures: i386 alpha sparc m68k
  issue        : Wrote a patch to fix y2k bug in pod2man. (closes: #54802)

  package      : slrn
  version      : 0.9.5.7-16.0.9.5.3.6
  architectures: i386 sparc alpha m68k
  issue        : versions older than 0.9.5.4 are not y2k-compliant.

  package      : xinetd
  version      : 2.2.1-8.1
  architectures: i386 sparc m68k alpha
  issue        : versions older than 0.9.5.4 are not y2k-compliant.

  package      : cbb
  version      : 0.8.1-1
  architectures: all
  issue        : Upgrade to lastest upstream version to fix y2k bug (#53846).

  package      : filerunner
  version      : 2.5.1-0.1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha (no sparc)
  issue        : Y2k fixes (Bug #54274).

  package      : http-analyze
  version      : 1.9e-4.2
  architectures: i386 sparc alpha m68k
  issue        : Modify http-analyse.c to fix Y2K bug (#54029).

  package      : libwww-perl
  version      : 5.36-1.1
  architectures: all
  issue        : Fix Y2K bug; function HTTP::Date::str2time didn't work
                 with dates >= 2000 (#54202).

Other updates:

  package      : cvs
  version      : 1.10.7-1.99.slink.y2k.1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha sparc
  issue        : Fix pbm introduced in 2.1r4 (package used /usr/share/doc)

  package      : vflib2
  version      : 2.24.2-2.99.slink.1
  architectures: i386 m68k alpha sparc
  issue        : Fix pbm introduced in 2.1r4 (package used /usr/share/doc)

  package      : gs
  version      : 5.10-3.99.slink.0
  architectures: i386 sparc
  issue        : Fix pbm introduced in 2.1r4 (package used /usr/share/doc)

  package      : lprng
  version      : 3.5.2-2.1
  architectures: sparc only
  issue        : fix dependency problem preventing the creation of sparc CDs

  package      : boot-floppies
  version      : 2.1.9.2
  architectures: m68k only
  issue        : note odd version; not official release - update of m68k boot
                 images (previous version is broken)

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer
their time and effort.  Its tasks include maintaining and updating Debian
GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system,
and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system.


>> Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team
press@debian.org or visit the Debian homepage at http://www.debian.org/.
Vincent Renardias  is the current stable release manager
for the Debian Project.

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