Improved System Components Comes With The New Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 Release

The development team behind the Debian project have been extensively working on a new release of the Debian 8 codenamed Jessie operating system and are proud to announce the release of Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 is the sixth maintenance build of the operating system as the developers continue to add stability and performance improvements to the platform while preparing users for next year’s highly anticipated Debian 9 ‘Stretch’.

The main reason for this update is to tackle security issues through software and security patches as well as squash bugs that were reported by users.
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Some important corrections were brought by the Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 stable update includes packages like apache2, debian-installer, glibc, openssl, wget, and a lot more. The release also brings security updates to numerous packages like nginx, drupal7, samba, gimp, openssh, gnupg etc.

Other fixes includes Fix race condition and logical error in init script; remove links to manpages.debian.org in default index.html; mod_socache_memcache: Increase idle timeout to 15s to allow keep-alive connections; mod_proxy_fcgi: Fix wrong behaviour with 304 responses; correct systemd-sysv-generator behaviour; mod_proxy_html: Add missing config file mods-available/proxy_html.conf.

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It is very important to note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 8 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old Jessie CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

Additionally, those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.

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