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Release Notes for Grml 2024.02 - codename Glumpad

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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 trixie. As usual it also incorporates up to date hardware support and fixes known bugs from previous Grml releases.

New features

Highlighting the most relevant changes only:


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

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 2024.02.


Packages are taken from Debian trixie/testing as of 26th of February 2024. The following 9 relevant packages have been added (excluding e.g. lib*, fonts*, *-base/*-bin/*-common/*-core/*-data, gcc-*/cpp-*, perl*, python*, ruby* and kernel image):

The following 9 Debian packages have been removed/replaced (excluding lib*, *-base/-bin/*-common/*-core/*-data, gcc-*/cpp-*, perl*, python*, ruby* and kernel image):

Known issues

Please visit the known bugs web page.

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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 (pre-)release, please check the known bugs list and report problems using information on We also welcome feature requests and any kind of constructive feedback. If you want to reach out to the Grml team, please visit our contact webpage.


Many thanks in this release go to (alphabetically) 2f2a, Alhyene, anarcat, András Korn, Chris Hofstaedtler, Christopher Bock, Csillag Tamas, Daniel Richard G, Daniel Winzen, Felix Egli, flobee, GavinPacini, Giovanni Rosa, János Pásztor, Keith Irwin, Marc Haber, Michael Schierl, Patrick Schleizer, Roland Sommer and willmcginnis for their contributions.

More Information

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