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Debian 3.0r2 Released 285

FrankoBoy writes "As announced on DistroWatch, Debian 3.0r2 has been released this weekend, with some security issues fixed... and Rock 'n Diamonds dropped because of license problems. Here's the official announcement. This release had been slowed by an attack on Debian boxes discussed Friday."
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Debian 3.0r2 Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23, 2003 @05:41PM (#7543694)
    ...was described as a Slashdot Article.
  • by Ilan Volow ( 539597 ) on Sunday November 23, 2003 @05:45PM (#7543721) Homepage
    But the Debian boxes were rooted in a freer, and more community-oriented manner than their Microsoft counterparts.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23, 2003 @05:45PM (#7543722)
  • mah-jong (Score:4, Funny)

    by Jameth ( 664111 ) on Sunday November 23, 2003 @06:02PM (#7543798)
    There are security vulnerabilities in mah-jong.

    I must say, those folks at Debian really do there jobs. I personally can't stand using Debian, it just doesn't agree with me, but if I ever need a damn stable server, I'm glad there are people out there looking at the security of mah-jong.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23, 2003 @06:03PM (#7543805)
    aspell - license problems
    cyrus-sasl2 - minor security and other problems
    micq - license problems
    rocks-n-diamonds - license problems
    tmda - unusable

    SCO will be furious cause they forgot
    Linux Kernel - license problems
  • by An Anonymous Hero ( 443895 ) on Sunday November 23, 2003 @06:20PM (#7543875)
    to wait until the servers are up?

    $ curl -v http://lists.debian.org
    * About to connect() to lists.debian.org:80
    $ ping lists.debian.org
    PING lists.debian.org ( 56 data bytes
    --- lists.debian.org ping statistics ---
    6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
    Is there a page somewhere that at least says what servers are supposed to be working at the moment?
  • by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Sunday November 23, 2003 @06:32PM (#7543953) Journal
    .... and with kde 2.2 wow! Real updated.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23, 2003 @06:33PM (#7543957)
    Official Gentoo-Linux-Zealot translator-o-matic

    Gentoo Linux is an interesting new distribution with some great features. Unfortunately, it has attracted a large number of clueless wannabes and leprotards who absolutely MUST advocate Gentoo at every opportunity. Let's look at the language of these zealots, and find out what it really means...

    "Gentoo makes me so much more productive."
    "Although I can't use the box at the moment because it's compiling something, as it will be for the next five days, it gives me more time to check out the latest USE flags and potentially unstable optimisation settings."

    "Gentoo is more in the spirit of open source!"
    "Apart from Hello World in Pascal at school, I've never written a single program in my life or contributed to an open source project, yet staring at endless streams of GCC output whizzing by somehow helps me contribute to international freedom."

    "I use Gentoo because it's more like the BSDs."
    "Last month I tried to install FreeBSD on a well-supported machine, but the text-based installer scared me off. I've never used a BSD, but the guys on Slashdot say that it's l33t though, so surely I must be for using Gentoo."

    "Heh, my system is soooo much faster after installing Gentoo."
    "I've spent hours recompiling Fetchmail, X-Chat, gEdit and thousands of other programs which spend 99% of their time waiting for user input. Even though only the kernel and glibc make a significant difference with optimisations, and RPMs and .debs can be rebuilt with a handful of commands (AND Red Hat supplies i686 kernel and glibc packages), my box MUST be faster. It's nothing to do with the fact that I've disabled all startup services and I'm running BlackBox instead of GNOME or KDE."

    "...my Gentoo Linux workstation..."
    "...my overclocked AMD eMachines box from PC World, and apart from the third-grade made-to-break components and dodgy fan..."

    "You Red Hat guys must get sick of dependency hell..."
    "I'm too stupid to understand that circular dependencies can be resolved by specifying BOTH .rpms together on the command line, and that problems hardly ever occur if one uses proper Red Hat packages instead of mixing SuSE, Mandrake and Joe's Linux packages together (which the system wasn't designed for)."

    "All the other distros are soooo out of date."
    "Constantly upgrading to the latest bleeding-edge untested software makes me more productive. Never mind the extensive testing and patching that Debian and Red Hat perform on their packages; I've just emerged the latest GNOME beta snapshot and compiled with -O9 -fomit-instructions, and it only crashes once every few hours."

    "Let's face it, Gentoo is the future."
    "OK, so no serious business is going to even consider Gentoo in the near future, and even with proper support and QA in place, it'll still eat up far too much of a company's valuable time. But this guy I met on #animepr0n is now using it, so it must be growing!"


  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 23, 2003 @07:13PM (#7544126)

    Generally though, it's good and up to date.

    I'd suggest going with fedora. It's more up to date than the ancient woody, and a lot more stable than debian unstable. Fedora, unlike Debian, won't leave you with a broken system, just because you want to use packages newer than 1992.

    In short, it manages to get the balance between modern and bleeding edge just right. Debian us crufty, old and dying. It's users spend more time bickering than moving the thing forward. Let it die.

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