Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge'). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Those who frequently update from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 but only updates some of the packages included in the stable release. There is no need to throw away 3.1 CDs or DVDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Upgrade CD and DVD images will be created soon. No new installation images will be created. Users are advised to update their system against an official Debian mirror after a new installation and update the kernel instead. For the next update new images are anticipated.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the apt package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:

Details are available: