Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Jun 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by george
Debian and its clones A configuration mistake in the new Debian Linux distribution has forced a fix less than 24 hours after the software was released. "New installs [of Debian 3.1 from CD and DVD] will not get security updates by default," said Debian developer Colin Watson in an e-mail warning. Installations from floppy disks or network servers were not affected.
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Shows that no-one in the release team tested on a clean system
by Anonymous on Wed 8th Jun 2005 11:26 UTC

Whilst you can easily fix the issue by editing sources.list, it's very clear that no-one who was involved in the release of the 14 CDs/2 DVDs actually bothered to install it on a clean system, because they would have seen the problem right away. Hopefully, they'll learn from this mistake and actually install from scratch before their next release.

BTW, this Debian didn't recognise my network card (it's an onboard NIC on an NForce 4 motherboard, which I don't believe is a rare combo), whereas Fedora Core 3 (released last year !) did. A good job I knew it needed the forcedeth driver (which was listed by the Debian installer but only amidst about 50 other NIC drivers), otherwise it could have been game over...