Debian 12.1 Arrived with 89 Bugs Fixes and 26 Security Updates
The first update to the latest stable Debian 12 “Bookworm” series, Debian 12.1, arrived with a total of 89 bug fixes and 26 security updates. Debian 12.1 is available almost six weeks after the release of Debian 12. However, this release is not an entirely new version of the Bookworm series but a point release.
A point release refers to a minor release with bug fixes or small changes instead of significant upgrades. The new ISO images include all the updates released since June 10th, 2023, for Debian 12, allowing users to install the up-to-date Debian OS.
Whether you’re using 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), IBM System z (s390x), MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPS 32-bit Little Endian (mipsel), MIPS, Armel, ARMhf, or AArch64 (arm64) hardware, you’ll find Debian 12.1 installation image tailored for your specific needs. All ISO images can be downloaded from the official Debian website.
Debian 12.1 also offers live images pre-installed with popular desktop environments, such as KDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXQt, LXDE, Cinnamon, and MATE. However, it’s important to note that these are exclusively available for 64-bit systems. Additionally, for those preferring a network installation, fear not – a NetInstall image is also up for grabs.
Upgrade to Debian 12.1
Debian 12.1 can save time for new users as they won’t have to update the system after installing Debian 12. Therefore, those who want to install the fresh Debian 12 operating system are recommended to use the latest version. While existing Debian 12 users can keep their installations up to date to benefit from the latest security and bug fixes. By executing the
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade command in a terminal, users can ensure their systems remain at the forefront of reliability and functionality.
Debian 12.1 marks a milestone achievement with improvements and enhancements to elevate your computing experience. Check out the announcement page for additional details on all security and bug fixes.
The sources for this article include a story from 9to5Linux.