Updated Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: 5.0.9 released

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    Updated Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: 5.0.9 released

    October 1st, 2011

    The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

    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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

    Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.

    New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.

    Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:

    Miscellaneous Bugfixes

    Due to the timing of this point release relative to the next update for the stable release (Debian 6.0 "squeeze"), the versions of atop and tzdata included in this point release are higher than the corresponding packages currently in stable. The next stable point release is planned for one week's time, after which the package versions in stable will once again be higher, as expected.

    We do not expect that this situation will cause any issues with upgrades from oldstable to the stable release during this short period of time, but please report any such issues which do arise. (See the "Contact Information" section below).

    Security Updates

    This revision adds the following security updates to the oldstable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates:

    Debian Installer

    The Debian Installer has been updated to incorporate a new kernel containing a number of important and security-related fixes.

    Removed package

    The following package was removed due to circumstances beyond our control:

    Package Reason

    pixelpost unmaintained, multiple security issues

    The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:

    About Debian

    The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free operating system Debian.

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