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Release Notes for Grml 2013.02 - codename Grumpy Grinch

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This release brings the Grml tools towards the upcoming Debian stable release (AKA wheezy), provides up2date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release.

New features

Important Changes

Bits & bolts


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 2013.02.


Packages are taken from Debian testing, 26th of February 2013. 13 packages have been removed, and these 22 new packages have been added (plus dependencies, excluding lib* and kernel image):

  aptitude-common atmel-firmware bluez-firmware cpp-4.7 cryptsetup-bin epdfview
  firmware-atheros firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x firmware-intelwimax
  firmware-libertas firmware-linux genisoimage ifenslave-2.6 insserv
  libertas-firmware netsniff-ng ruby1.9.1 ssmping uuid-runtime virt-what

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

  arrayprobe consolekit cpp-4.6 fuse-utils gcc-4.5-base gcc-4.6-base
  grub info linux-sound-base smbfs tasksel tasksel-data xorriso

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) Andras Korn, Bernhard Tittelbach, Charles A. Hewson, Christian Hesse, Christian Hofstaedtler, Christoph Biedl, Csillag Tamas, Dominik Schips, Evan Pitstick, Florian Apolloner, Florian Klien, frenbu, Gregor Herrmann, Hendrik Jaeger, Lukas Anzinger, Pawel Sadkowski , Peter Palfrader, Pierre Schmitz, Raoul Raminder Andreas, Thorsten Glaser and Ulrich Dangel for their contributions.

More Information

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