Debian 7.2 Released - Major Fix dpkg Performance

October 15, 2013 | By in NEWS
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The Debian project team announced the release of Debian 7.2. This is the second update of the stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy), but it only contains corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. It is very important to mention that this update does not contain a new version of Debian 7, it only contains updates for some of the included packages.

Most updates from are included in this update so if you have installed security updates from debian's security subdomain, you won't have to update many packages.

Do you have an older Debian CD or DVD? Are you thinking to throw it away? Don't do that! Just update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation so any out of date packages will be updated.

The Debian team has also announced that CD and DVD images with the updated packages will be available soon.

"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: ", Debian team writes on its news section.

What are some Bugfixes in this release of Debian?

A very important bugfix is the one in dpkg performance. The performance issue is fixed by correctly caching variables in Dpkg::Arch. Gmail signature verification failures bug is fixed and foxyproxy is compatible with more recent Mozilla software now.

Robustness and kernel version parsing in nagios plugin is fixed and shotwell does not crash anymore at the startup. What about the gnome-shell? Now, you can  improve GC deadlock handling and  make the disable-restart-buttons option of gdm-shell work.

iso-scan full search entry is fixed  and the openvpn regression can be fixed with the multihome option.

  • adblock-plus: Declare compatibility with more recent Iceweasel versions
  • apr:Don't override CFLAGS and LDFLAGS during build. This fixes the debug information being useless
  • atlas Add Breaks: octave3.2 to try and improve some squeeze to wheezy upgrade paths
  • base-files:Update version for point release
  • coherence:Fix incompatibilities with newer Twisted releases
  • cookie-monster:Declare compatibility with newer iceweasel versions
  • cups Dnssd backend: don't crash if avahi gives a callback with no TXT record
  • curl:Fix reporting of CURLINFO_CONDITION_UNMET

You can read more about other bugfixes here.

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