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Debian Lenny 5.0.2 Updated

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The Debian project just announced the second update for its stable distribution “lenny” 5.0.2. Those installing regular updates from security.debian.org might not even notice this update, except for the version change to 5.0.2. As an interesting change, the debian-installer has been updated to allow the installation of the oldstable release (Debian 4.0 “etch”).

“The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to- date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated. … New version of the debian-installer The debian-installer has been updated to allow the installation of the previous stable release (Debian 4.0 “etch”) and to include an updated cdebconf package which resolves several issues with installation menu rendering using the newt frontend, including: * explanatory text overlapping with the input box due to a height miscalculation * overlapping of the “Go Back” button and the select list on certain screens * suboptimal screen usage, particularly affecting debian-edu installations The installer has been rebuilt to use the updated kernel packages included in this point release, resolving issues with installation on s390 G5 systems and IBM summit-based i386 systems.”

Release Announcement: http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090627

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