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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Sarge Install
by t3q on Thu 9th Jun 2005 00:29 UTC

This is a minor issue compared to the fact that two installs completely failed with the officialy released sarge images so far, one being binary-1, one being netinstall. Although being rather standard, two year old P4 systems, sarge fails to mount /target, find the cdrom, install grub etc., all what woody was able to do on the very same machine without any hickups...
Even manual workarounds (like mounting /target manually) failed in the end.

This I call a major dissappointment, really. Being a debian devotee for years, for the first time I consider moving to fedora (being quite aware that the debian developers are giving a sh*t about that move, and right they are, i could have contributed to fix this madness in advance, which I haven't)...

But still... Sad sad sad...

t.