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Release Notes for Grml 2011.12 - codename Knecht Rootrecht

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This release brings a downsizing and cleanup: one flavour, two architectures. The new, smaller flavour has a 350MB ISO size target, while still delivering over 1.1GB of open source software relevant for system administrators!

New features

Important Changes

Bits & bolts



Packages are taken from Debian testing, 23rd of December 2011. More than 1700 packages have been removed, and these new packages have been added (plus dependencies):

  afflib-tools atftp bacula-sd boot-info-script efibootmgr
  extundelete grub-efi-amd64-bin hsetroot ia32-libs imvirt
  ipxe libnss-myhostname lio-utils mcollective mtx
  multiarch-support netcat-openbsd python2.7 sipcalc targetcli

These Grml packages have been removed/replaced:

  grml-debugtools grml-docs grml-files grml-files64
  grml-firefox grml-laptop grml-pylib grml-rebuildfstab
  grml-rescueboot grml-sectools grml-templates grml-usleep
  grml-vpn grml grml64

Known issues

None at the time of the release!

Take a look at the known bugs list. Please report problems using information on

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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 the known bugs list and report problems using information on Please send your feedback and feature requests to the Grml team!


Many thanks in this release go to (alphabetically) Brad Cable, Christoph Biedl, Christoph Lupe, Charles A. Hewson, Hans BKK, John G. Heim, Jordan Uggla, Julius Plenz Malte Simon, Marek Malevič, Michael Gissing, Pawel Sadkowski, Ralf Moll, Richard Hartmann, Sedat Dilek, Thomas Koehler, Uli Martens for their ideas and patches - as well as to our new contributors.

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