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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Irony at its best
by WedDa on Wed 8th Jun 2005 13:12 UTC

Debian 3.1 is arguably the least "rushed" OS release in modern computing history. I agree with HiddenWolf, it was probably "fixed" and forgotten a long time ago. There are really no lessons to learn for the Debian team, except that given a good opportunity, the devil will always fart in your face.

That said, I guess everyone installing Deb from CD's where this is REALLY critical will know how to deal with it.

I just had a look at my own customized KANOTIX sources.list on my bastard hybrid unstable/testing/experimental laptop and I do not even have the "deb stable/updates main contrib non-free" line in there at all, and seem to be doing pretty well anyway :-)


PS. I just hope you can not pick up my IP-number from anywhere and delete all me music collection and pr0n ;-) DS