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Release Notes for Grml 2020.06 - codename Ausgehfuahangl

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Grml is a Debian based live system focusing on the needs of system administrators. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (AKA bullseye). As usual it also incorporates up to date hardware support and fixes known bugs from previous Grml releases.

Important Changes

New features

Highlighting the most relevant changes only:


grml-live (build system for creating Grml (based) Linux live systems):

grml2usb (tool to install Grml ISO to usb device):

grml-hwinfo (tool to collect hardware information):

grml-zshrc (Zsh configuration):

grml-debootstrap (wrapper around debootstrap for installing pure Debian):

Bits & bolts


Details about shipped packages and their versions in Grml are available in the Debian section. Visit dpkg_list for a detailed list of packages shipped with Grml 2020.06.


Packages are taken from Debian testing as of 24th of June 2020. 22 packages have been removed, and these 30 new packages have been added (excluding lib*, *-common, python3-* and kernel image):

These Debian packages have been removed/replaced (excluding lib*, *-data, *-common, python-* and kernel image):

Known issues

Please visit the known bugs web page.

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Grml 2020.06 can be downloaded from


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) Albert Dengg, András Korn, Antoine Beaupré, Axel Beckert, Chris Hofstaedtler, Florian Apolloner, Garrett Holmstrom, Iru Cai, Joel Wirāmu Pauling, Jordan Uggla, Lukas Prokop, Marc Haber, Michael Stone, Moviuro, Patrick Schleizer, Ralf Moll and ur4t for their contributions.

More Information

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

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

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