Debian-1.0 Linux Important announcement


For those who may not have seen this important announcement elsewhere, I'm copying it to Lunux-UK and Linux-Users
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Linux-Announce Digest #42, Volume #2 Mon, 11 Dec 95 21:13:14 EST

IMPORTANT: Wrong version of Debian on InfoMagic CD (Bruce Perens)

This announcement is being made jointly by Infomagic and the Debian Project. Unfortunately, the data placed on the "InfoMagic Linux Developer's Resource 5-CD Set November 1995" as "Debian 1.0" is not the Debian 1.0 release, but an early development version which is only partially in the ELF format, will probably not boot or run correctly, and does not represent the quality of a released Debian system. To prevent confusion between the premature CD version and the actual Debian release, the Debian Project has renamed its next release to "Debian 1.1". The premature Debian 1.0 on CD is deprecated and should not be used.

The Debian Project continues to develop its 1.1 release. Meanwhile, they suggest users install only the stable Debian 0.93R6 release, which is available at and its mirror sites. Since Debian supports in-place upgrades to later versions, an installed Debian 0.93R6 system may be upgraded to Debian 1.1 without any need to wipe out the older system.

InfoMagic and the Debian Project apologize for this mistake. Closer communication between our two groups will prevent this from happening again.
Joel Goldberger - Infomagic Ian Murdock - Debian Bruce Perens - Debian