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Debian Linux has hit version 9.1. The new release rolls up 26 security fixes that have landed since June. This one, which landed last week, is worth plucking out of the noise, with Debian joining others in patching the Heimdal Kerberos man-in-the-middle bug. There are also fixes in Apache, a bunch of Linux updates, and …

  1. jake Silver badge

    I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

    ... that a whole lot of Debian users are waiting for.

    I wonder how long it'll be before it appears. Shall we start a pool?

    I'll go with January 1st 2019 ...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

      No idea.. Enlighten us?

      I have Debian 9 on a RPI3 and see nothing wrong, have I missed some memo about what bandwagon I should have boarded?

      1. Ramazan

        Re: I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

        The same patch Gentoo applied to xpdf, only this time versus systemd.

        https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-17

    2. John Hughes

      Re: I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

      Here's your patch:

      apt-get install sysvinit-core

      Those who do not know Debian are doomed to repeat boring "jokes" endlessly.

      1. wayward4now
        Linux

        Re: I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

        Please go away.

    3. Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

      Re: I'm fairly certain there is one patch ...

      > I'll go with January 1st 2019 ...

      Probably more like 19 January, 2038. Fucking Millennialists.

  2. wolfetone
    Trollface

    "The new release rolls up 26 security fixes that have landed since June."

    Hmmm, systemd seems to still be there though. I thought this was a patch to fix bugs and errors?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    Raspbian Pixel Debian ..

    I've got Raspbian Pixel running on a 4GB USB device. It's based on Debian. Response time is better than running from the harddrive.

  4. Johnny Canuck

    Something is wrong

    I installed Debian 9 XFCE on an old laptop (Aspire 3050) on Saturday night. First boot after install it took 10+ minutes after login to reach the desktop. After selecting the default panel it never again started the panels saying no instance of XFCE was running. I tried xfce4-panel -r & from the terminal and the panels started and then the screen went cyan coloured and the computer froze. Ended up putting Debian 8 back on with no problems. Yes I spent Saturday night dicking around with Linux.

    1. wayward4now
      Linux

      Re: Something is wrong

      Unless you've spent several nights dicking with Linux, you're using it wrong.

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