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Release Notes for Grml 2012.05 - 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.


Packages are taken from Debian testing, 28th of May 2012. These 54 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 imvirt-helper 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 sysstat
  tasksel tasksel-data tcptraceroute usb-modeswitch
  usb-modeswitch-data vlock wireshark wvdial xmount xorriso

These 7 Debian 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

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) 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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