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Sarge was the code name for a former DebianStable distribution. It was released on June 6th 2005 as Debian GNU/Linux 3.1. It was superseded by Debian/DebianEtch on Apr 8th 2007. It has been archived and no longer receives security updates.
Security updates are not provided anymore.
Debian/Sarge Release Information : http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/
Debian/Sarge Life cycle
03 May 2005 : Announcement of Upcoming Release (developers announcement).
06 Jun 2005 : Initial release : 3.1r0 (press release).
20 Dec 2005 : Updated (3.1r1) (preparation, press release).
19 Apr 2006 : Updated (3.1r2) (preparation 1, 2, 3 ; press release).
24 Jul 2006 : Announcement of Next-Upcoming Release (Etch) (press release).
01 Sep 2006 : Updated (3.1r3) (preparation 1, 2; press release).
06 Nov 2006 : Updated (3.1r4) (preparation; press release).
18 Feb 2007 : Updated (3.1r5) (preparation; press release).
07 Apr 2007 : Updated (3.1r6) (preparation; press release).
08 Apr 2007 : Debian/Sarge becomes old-stable. (i.e A new stable is released : DebianEtch).
27 Dec 2007 : Updated (3.1r7) (preparation; press release).
29 Feb 2008 : Announcement of the end of security Update (press release).
30 Mar 2008 : End of security updates (i.e End of life.) 1 year after it's superseded.
13 Apr 2008 : Updated (3.1r8) (preparation; press release).
26 Oct 2008 : The distribution is moved to archive (post).
See Sarge point-releases ChangeLog.
Sarge is officially supported on the following architectures : alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc. (see Sarge's release page, How to define a release architecture discussion).
it also has unofficial support for amd64.
GCC 3.3, and a mechanism for upgrading C++ libraries to the new ABI.
Debian's installer supports 40 languages (i.e 24 new ones ; map)
Packages & versions
- apt 0.5.28.6
- kernel : linux 2.4.27 and 2.6.8
- libc : libc6 2.3.2
- gcc : 3.3.5
- X-server : XFree86 4.3.0
The list of packages provided is available at http://archive.debian.net/sarge/.
Download CD : http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/debian-installer/ (amd64)
Package Repository : http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/
- Installation :
Release Party : ReleasePartySarge
Many answers can be found in the 3.1r0 press release or in the Release Information.
- Q) apt-get gives errors.
A common question is "apt-get gives errors" when they have the security archives in their sources list but are still tracking testing. Another is where non-us went if they were tracking stable. Check out the SourcesList page to get your /etc/apt/sources.list set straight.
- Q) What were the release goals for Sarge ?
see Release managers' Release Goals for Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
Debian Woody - The previous distribution.
Debian Etch - The next distribution.