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Debian Releases > Debian Sarge

Translation(s): English - Français - Italiano


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 It was superseded by Debian/DebianEtch on Apr 8th 2007. It has been archived and no longer receives security updates.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 Life cycle

See Sarge point-releases ChangeLog.


New Features

  • DebianInstaller

  • GCC 3.3, and a mechanism for upgrading C++ libraries to the new ABI.

  • OpenOffice.org (1.1)

  • Debian's installer supports 40 languages (i.e 24 new ones ; map)

Packages & versions
  • apt
  • 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/.


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

See also: