Release Notes for Alpine 1.7.13

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This is a development release.

As always, the latest iso image can be downloaded from http://dev.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v1.7/iso and usbdrive tarballs from http://dev.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v1.7/usbdrive


Some news:

Updated kernels

Due to the recent local root exploit both generic and vserver kernel are updated. To prevent similar future bugs be exploitable I have enabled UDEREF in kernels. This is a good protection but it does have some serious performance issues when running on virtual machines without hardware support.

New version of busybox

Upgraded to busybox-1.9.x series. This adds some new features while still reduce the overall size. You gotta love busybox! Look out for bugs.

2/3 of the packages tested

The Alpine Package Testing Suite has now tests for over 2/3 of the packages. It means that most packages are confirmed working. Lots of bugs were found and fixed during the creation of those scripts.


Removed packages:
barnyard-postgres-0.2.0-r1
dspam-postgres-3.8.0-r6
gnats-minimal-4.1.0
hotplug-20040923-r2
hotplug-base-20040401
isdn4k-utils-3.9_pre20060124
libevent-1.3a
libnfsidmap-0.19
lua-sqlite3-0.4.1
pmacct-postgres-0.11.3
snort-postgres-2.6.1.3-r1
ulogd-postgres-1.23-r1


New pacakges:
acf-dansguardian-0.1
acf-squid-0.2
bitlib-23_p2
dante-1.1.19-r1
diffstat-1.45
distcc-client-2.18.3-r10
distcc-server-2.18.3-r10
luatdb-doc-20080214


Upgraded/downgraded packages (from version):
acf-alpine-baselayout-0.2		(0.1)
acf-alpine-conf-0.2			(0.1)
acf-core-0.2				(0.1)
acf-devtools-0.2			(0.1)
acf-dhcp-0.2				(0.1)
acf-openntpd-0.2			(0.1)
acf-openvpn-0.2				(0.1)
acf-shorewall-0.2			(0.1)
acf-snort-0.2				(0.1)
apk-tools-0.13.1			(0.13)
busybox-1.9.1				(1.8.2-r1)
chrony-1.23				(1.21-r1)
clamav-0.92.1				(0.91.2-r1)
com_err-1.40.4				(1.40.3)
cracklib-2.8.12				(2.8.10)
cracklib-words-1.2			(1.1)
curl-7.17.1				(7.16.4)
dosfstools-2.11-r3			(2.11-r1)
dpkg-1.14.12				(1.13.25)
e2fsprogs-1.40.4			(1.40.3)
file-4.23				(4.21-r1)
findutils-4.3.11			(4.3.8-r1)
haserl-0.9.22				(0.9.21)
iptables-1.3.8-r3			(1.3.8-r2)
less-418				(416)
libao-0.8.8				(0.8.6-r3)
libcap-1.10-r11				(1.10-r9)
libpaper-1.1.23				(1.1.21)
libpcre-7.6-r1				(7.4)
libtasn1-1.2				(0.3.5)
libtool-1.5.26				(1.5.24)
libuuid1-1.40.4				(1.40.3)
lilo-22.8-r2				(22.7.3-r1)
lua-5.1.2-r2				(5.1.1-r2)
luaposix-5.1.2				(5.1-r2)
luatdb-20080214				(20070618)
man-1.6f				(1.6e-r3)
mediawiki-1.11.1			(1.8.5)
mpd-0.13.1				(0.13.0)
mpg123-1.2.0				(0.67)
nano-2.0.7				(2.0.6)
ntfs3g-1.2216				(1.810)
ntfsprogs-2.0.0				(1.13.1-r1)
olsrd-0.5.5				(0.5.4)
openssh-4.7_p1-r3			(4.7_p1-r1)
openssh-client-4.7_p1-r3		(4.7_p1-r1)
openssh-kerberos-4.7_p1-r3		(4.7_p1-r1)
openssh-server-4.7_p1-r3		(4.7_p1-r1)
openvpn-2.0.7-r2			(2.0.6)
openvpn-doc-2.0.7-r2			(2.0.6)
pciutils-2.2.9				(2.2.8)
postfix-2.4.6-r2			(2.4.5)
psmisc-22.6				(22.5-r2)
readline-5.2_p12-r1			(5.2_p7)
slmodem-2.9.11_pre20080126-r1		(2.9.11_pre20070813)
snarf-7.0-r3				(7.0-r2)
ss-1.40.4				(1.40.3)
subversion-1.4.6			(1.4.5)
sysstat-8.0.4-r1			(8.0.3)
tcl-8.4.18				(8.4.15)
testdisk-6.8-r1				(6.5)
tinyproxy-1.6.3-r1			(1.6.3)
vpnc-0.5.1-r1				(0.5.1)