Emdebian GNU/Linux Grip 2.0 (based on Debian 6.0
February 5th, 2011
The Emdebian Project is very pleased to announce the
official release of the Grip flavour of Embedded Debian - Emdebian Grip 2.0
based on Debian GNU/Linux version 6.0 (codenamed
A small Debian-compatible Emdebian installation
Emdebian Grip 2.0 (squeeze) is a smaller Debian that is
binary compatible with Debian and based around a small set of Debian
packages intended for embedded machines. Emdebian Grip 2.0 provides
complete repositories of packages for seven architectures (i386, amd64,
powerpc, arm, armel, mips and mipsel), based on coreutils, glibc and
perl. Grip includes support for standard Debian tools like debootstrap
and debian-installer and no functional changes compared to Debian
Unofficial ports for armhf, powerpcspe and sh4 are not included in the release and remain only available for unstable. See the ports page for more information.
Installations of Emdebian Grip 2.0 will work with standard Debian tools like debootstrap, debian-installer, multistrap and debian-live - as long as the device has enough space to generate such systems.
Emdebian Grip can support building packages and can be
installed as a simple migration from Debian in the normal ways.
A recommended way to install Emdebian Grip 2.0 is to use the Debian 6.0
squeeze installer in Automatic Installation mode to install a
Debian base system and use pre-seeding to migrate to Grip during the
This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as the Xfce 4.6.4 desktop environment, X.Org 7.5, Iceweasel (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox 3.5.16), Linux kernel version 2.6.32, Python 2.5.5 and 2.6.6, Perl 5.10.1 and more than 2,000 other ready to use software packages.
Debian GNU/Linux can be installed from various installation media such as DVDs, CDs, USB sticks and floppies, or from the network. XFCE is the default desktop environment for Emdebian Grip 2.0.
Upgrades to Emdebian Grip GNU/Linux 2.0 from the previous Debian and Emdebian releases, are automatically handled by the apt package management tool for most configurations. As always, Debian and Emdebian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release notes for possible issues and for detailed instructions on installing and upgrading.
- Full release title:
- Emdebian GNU/Linux Grip 2.0 (based on Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "squeeze").
- Short release name:
- Emdebian Grip 2.0 (squeeze)
- Common release names:
- Emdebian Grip or Grip (squeeze)
Please use these names if promoting the releases elsewhere.
More information: http://www.emdebian.org/grip/.
Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than a thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet. Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.
The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best operating system possible. Debian 6.0 is another important step in that direction.
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