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Debian Releases > Debian Hamm

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Hamm is the code name for a former Stable Debian distribution. It was released on July 24th 1998 as Debian GNU/Linux 2.0, It was superseded by Debian/Slink on 09 Mar 1999.

Security updates aren't provided anymore.

http://www.debian.org/releases/hamm/ - Debian/Hamm Release Information

Debian/Hamm Life cycle

  • 03 Feb 1998 : Announcement of Upcoming Release (press release).

  • 24 Jul 1998 : Initial released : 2.0 (press release).

  • 27 Aug 1998 : Updated (2.0.1 / 2.0r1 "r" naming discussion) (mailing list).

  • 29 Aug 1998 : Updated (2.0r2) (..).

  • 21 Oct 1998 : Updated (2.0r3) (..).

  • 04 Nov 1998 : Announcement of Next-Upcoming Release (Slink) (press release).

  • 07 Dec 1998 : Updated (2.0r4) (..).

  • 15 Feb 1999 : Updated (2.0r5) (..).

  • 09 Mar 1999 : Debian/Hamm becomes old-stable. (i.e A new stable is released : Slink).

  • 00 000 0000 : End of security updates (i.e End of life.). The distribution is moved to archive.

See Hamm point-releases ChangeLog


  • Hamm had officially supported the following architectures: i386, m68k (see Hamm's release page).

  • it also had Alpha, Sparc, and PowerPC in unstable.

New Features

  • GNU C library 2.0 transition (libc5 to libc6)

Packages & versions
  • apt : (not available)
  • kernel : linux 2.0.34
  • libc : libc6 2.07t-1
  • gcc :
  • X-server : XFree86

The List of packages provided are available at http://archive.debian.net/.


See also :

How to build a CD ?

Let me quote duplicate some of Steve McIntyre homepage slink_cd:

Slink_cd: the program.
As I (Steve McIntyre) was one of the first people to try to produce working multi-cd slink discs, my script slink_cd became the standard method for creating slink images. It is BETA software and comes with no warranty, but you may find it useful. I definitely did!.

You may also need to get the latest version of mkhybrid to work with slink_cd - some older versions will not cope with the way the slink CDs are laid out and there are some really broken versions out there. The current version in slink appears to work fine, but in case you have an older version here are pointers to get a newer one. And if you want to use the sym-link farm method of creating CD images then you will need the patched version I'm using.

- the main site for source is http://www.ps.ucl.ac.uk/~jcpearso/mkhybrid.html, but at the moment I'm having trouble getting into it.
- the source: mkhybrid-1.12a4.7.tar.gz
- a statically linked i386 Linux binary (the one I'm using): mkhybrid.bz2

If all this sounds like too much effort for you, you may want to try downloading the official images instead. Try http://cdimage.debian.org/. (broken link)