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Release Notes for Grml 2012.05-rc1 - codename Ponyhof

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After the downsizing and cleanup release 2011.12 this release brings some additional tools and the grml-small flavour is back again.

New features

Important Changes

Bits & bolts

Important Reminders


Details about shipped packages and their versions on Grml are available at the Debian section. Visit dpkg_list for a detailed list of packages shipped with Grml 2012.05-rc1.


Packages are taken from Debian testing, 15th of May 2012. 7 packages have been removed, and these 52 new packages have been added (plus dependencies, excluding lib* and kernel image):

  buffer cifs-utils comgt console-setup-linux consolekit
  dctrl-tools disktype dos2unix ewf-tools exfat-fuse
  exfat-utils firmware-myricom firmware-netxen
  firmware-qlogic flashrom fsarchiver gcc-4.5-base
  gcc-4.7-base genext2fs hexedit hostapd iftop info ipmitool
  iptstate ipxe-qemu irssi kmod live-boot-grml-doc lrzsz
  lzop mc-data memtester mosh numactl open-vm-tools
  pppoeconf rfkill ser2net slurm smbfs tasksel tasksel-data
  tcptraceroute usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data vlock
  wireshark wvdial xmount xorriso xulrunner-10.0

These Grml packages have been removed/replaced (excluding lib* and kernel image):

  console-terminus gcc-4.4-base genisoimage ipxe
  python-central python-pexpect xulrunner-8.0

Known issues

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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) Axel Beckert, Charles A. Hewson, ChiCuong HA, Christian Hofstaedtler, Christoph Biedl, Christopher Schramm, Conny Seidel , Csillag Tamas, Florian Apolloner, Frank Prochnow, Heinz Ahrens, Holger Baust, John S. Skogtvedt, Jordan Uggla, Laurent CARON , Marco d'Itri, Markus Ulrich, Martin Koeppe, Matthias Strubel, Michael Hanke, Michael Renner, Michael Schierl, Paul Menzel, Pawel azhag Sadkowski, Thomas Arendsen Hein, Thorsten Glaser, Thorsten Leemhuis, Timo Boettcher, Tom Oehser, Ulrich Dangel and Vincent McIntyre for their contributions.

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