Debian 7.0, "Wheezy" released

Posted by Steve on Sun 5 May 2013 at 09:11

After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code named "Wheezy").

This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for "Wheezy", will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically.

The installation process has been greatly improved, and thanks to the combined efforts of a huge number of translators, the installation system is available in 73 languages, and more than a dozen of them are available for speech synthesis too.

In addition, for the first time, Debian supports installation and booting using UEFI for new 64-bit PCs (amd64), although there is no support for "Secure Boot" yet.

You can read more details in the official release announcement, try it out via the live images, or read the installation manual.



Posted by Anonymous (190.169.xx.xx) on Mon 6 May 2013 at 20:32
Good. I tried it in a VM, in two weeks I'll move the server to 7.

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Posted by ajt (89.240.xx.xx) on Tue 7 May 2013 at 09:47
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I upgraded two headless VM system at the tail end of last week without a hitch.

My upgraded laptop has been nothing but problems with lots of things not working and a packaging mess. I can't mount SD cards or connect to the WiFi any more because I don't have permission, I have to investigate the Policy Kit as I gather that is where the problem lies. Other than the snags it has been a good move and once they are ironed out I'm sure it will be another fine release.

"It's Not Magic, It's Work"

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Posted by mcortese (193.78.xx.xx) on Wed 8 May 2013 at 18:04
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Upgraded my laptop with nothing but minor hitches: I had to manually select the kernel image package, and fcron got uninstalled as it is not in Wheezy.

The nasty one only showed up when I logged in to GNOME: a useless message informed me that "something went wrong" and suggested trying again. After some experimenting and googling, I found the root cause is bug #675763. It was open in June and not solved yet. Too bad!

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Posted by Anonymous (201.209.xx.xx) on Mon 20 May 2013 at 04:33
Dovecot changed from 1 to 2, it was not mentioned in the release notes so it bit me. One day changing dovecot config files.

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Posted by Anonymous (173.111.xx.xx) on Tue 21 May 2013 at 02:39
I have installed it on my laptop without any problems, then updated. The only glitch I have issues with is that the seahorse-utilities are missing in the repository. The G.U.I is sweet and easy to use. I espeicilly like that I can plug my phone in and bing bang boom I have internet access; sweet. Thanks

Draco Horriblis
Sage and Scholar

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Posted by Anonymous (64.134.xx.xx) on Sun 9 Jun 2013 at 16:27
Good sir, seahorse utillities are listed in the repository. Unfortunately they don't install. Be patient I am certain that they will acheive a postive resolution in the near future. Untill then may I suggest the comand line?

deb fan 4 life

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