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Release Notes for grml64-small 2009.10 - codename Hello-Wien

About

Grml is a bootable live system (Live-CD) based on Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for system administrators and users of texttools. Grml provides automatic hardware detection. You can use Grml (for example) as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything to a harddisk; you don't even need a harddisk to run it. Due to on-the-fly decompression grml includes about 2 GB of software and documentation on the CD.

Whereas Grml provides about 2 GB of software on a 700 MB ISO, grml64-small is a flavor with only ~100 MB ISO-size (~275 MB uncompressed). It does not provide a lot of software but the essential stuff for being a rescue system on a business card CD-ROM or a small USB device. You can use the Debian package management system to install software on the fly (assuming you have network access to a Debian mirror). Take a look at the 'Debian-Information'-section if you are searching for the package list.

New features

Special new features:

New features in Grml's Zsh

New grml-scripts:

grml2usb (install grml ISO(s) on usb device for booting):

Visit the usb webpage in the grml wiki and grml.org/grml2usb for more details regarding grml2usb.

grml-debootstrap (wrapper around debootstrap for installing plain Debian via grml):

Visit grml.org/grml-debootstrap/ for more details regarding grml-debootstrap.

Kernel

Based on vanilla kernel 2.6.31.5 including several patches and the aufs module.

Visit grml.org/kernel/ for more details regarding the grml-kernel.

Bugfixes

Fixed several bugs and issues reported on grml64-small_2009.05 @ grml-wiki and in the bug tracking system.

Important Changes

Packages / Software

Details about shipped packages and their versions on grml are available at the Debian section. Visit dpkg_get_selections for a main package listing and dpkg_list for a more detailed list of packages shipped with grml 2009.10.

Updates

Updated all packages to Debian Unstable branch by 22nd of october 2009 (plus some further selected updates).

Removed 4 packages (excluding lib* and *2.6.28-grml64*) - please notice that some of them are available under different names/in different packages:

  *2.6.28-grml64* lib*

  diff grml-saveconfig mktemp timeout

Added 11 new packages (exluding lib* and *2.6.31-grml64*):

  ca-certificates diffutils gcc-4.2-base gcc-4.3-base gnupg-curl grub-pc
  install-info iw make openssl parted

Known issues

Take a look at grml64-small_2009.10 @ grml-wiki. Please report problems using information on grml.org/bugs/.

Download grml64-small 2009.10

grml64-small 2009.10 can be downloaded from the mirrors listed on grml.org/download/.

Feedback

Your comments, bug reports, patches, and suggestions will help fixing bugs and improving future releases. If you find a problem with the release please check grml64-small_2009.10 @ grml-wiki and report problems using information on grml.org/bugs/. Please send your feedback and feature requests to the grml-team!

Thanks

Many thanks (alphabetically) in this release go to Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth, Al Sten-Clanton, Andras Korn, Andreas Thienemann, António P. P. Almeida, Axel Beckert, Christian Bricart, Christian Hofstaedtler, Christian Vogel, Daniel Tiefnig, Daniel Weuthen, Ernesto Domato, Frank Prochnow, Helge Wagner, Joerg Woelke, Julian Langschädel, Marcel Meckel, Marc Haber, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt, Markus Schimpf, Michael Schierl, Michael Whapples, Moritz Wilhelmy, Peter Palfrader, Ralf Moll, Sedat Dilek, Stefan Traby, Thomas Koehler, Thorsten Glaser, Ulrich Zehl, Walter Haidinger, Wernfried Haas and Zoran Dzelajlija for their contributions.

More Information

You can find out more about grml on our website, IRC channel, and wiki.

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If you are interested in development releases grab the daily ISOs from daily.grml.org.

Further Questions?

Please feel free to contact us.

Credits

Credits: Developed by: Michael 'Maniac' Prokop, Ulrich 'Dangerous' Dangel, Frank 'Enstein' Ter-ror-beck, Alexander 'Igor' Wirt,... and many more

Sponsors

Grml is sponsored by several companies. For more information about our sponors check out the Sponsors webpage. Our main sponsor is:

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