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Latest revision as of 12:08, 23 May 2012
Release notes for Alpine 1.7.5
This release contains many bigger changes. Please report any bugs using the sendbug application (and please remeber to set it up with setup-sendbug before first invocation)
The default kernel, generic, was upgraded to 2.6.20-hardeed-r6. This is yet another stable release.
The experimental vsgrsec kernel was upgraded to 2.6.22. Please have a look at the kernel newbies site for details whats new there.
Core applications updates
Some of the core applications have gone through a change. Busybox is upgraded to 1.7.0 and the relevant patches from fixes directory is applied. So far it look like new release of busybox has not had so many bugs. A few was and those are fixed.
Support for keyboard localization was added. You will now be prompted for keyboard setup when running setup-alpine. You can also run setup-keymap individually. I only use one language so I really appreciate feedback if you try a keymap. The keymap file is copied from the bkeymaps package to /etc/keymaps and compressed. This way will only the needed keymap be stored to floppy/usb.
The sendbug application got an overhaul. Its no possible to attatch dmesg from boot with th -d option. You can attatch a textfile with -a and its even possible to pipe things into the bug report. You will need to configure your sender email address and outgoing SMTP server. This is done by running setup-sendbug.
Other noticeable changes
Support for initstyle plain was added for alpine vserver guests.
Previous openswan (2.5.14) had totally broken init scripts. For now I have the experimental 2.5.x in openswan25 until its marked as 2.6.x (stable). The scripts are still broken but I have not had the capacity to fix them. Feel free to help out here.
The detailed package change list:
Removed packages: (none) New pacakges: bkeymaps-1.13 git-220.127.116.11 lua-sqlite3-0.4.1 mailbase-1 openswan25-2.5.15 openswan25-doc-2.5.15 xl2tpd-1.1.11 xl2tpd-doc-1.1.11 Upgraded/downgraded packages (from version): alpine-baselayout-1.6.0 (1.5.1) alpine-conf-1.0 (0.10) baselayout-2.0.0_rc4-r1 (2.0.0_rc1) busybox-1.7.0 (1.6.1) clamav-0.91.2 (0.91) ctorrent-3.2 (3.1) curl-7.16.4 (7.15.5-r1) db-4.5.20_p2 (4.3.29-r2) debootstrap-1.0.3 (1.0.0) device-mapper-1.02.19-r1 (1.02.19) dhcp-3.1.0 (3.0.3-r9) drbd-8.0.5 (8.0.4) dspam-3.8.0-r4 (3.8.0-r3) ed-0.6 (0.5) expat-2.0.1 (1.95.8) fetchmail-6.3.8-r1 (6.3.8) haproxy-1.3.12 (18.104.22.168) iproute2-22.214.171.12470313 (126.96.36.19961214) iptables-1.3.8-r1 (1.3.5-r4) kbd-1.13-r1 (1.12-r8) lame-3.97-r1 (3.97) libnfnetlink-0.0.30 (0.0.25) libpng-1.2.18-r1 (1.2.18) libtool-1.5.24 (1.5.23b) libvorbis-1.1.2-r1 (1.1.2) lighttpd-1.4.16 (1.4.15-r1) luatdb-20070618 (20060624) madwifi-ng-tools-0.9.3.2 (0.9.3.1) olsrd-0.5.3 (0.5.2-r1) opensc-0.11.3 (0.10.1) openssh-4.6_p1-r3 (4.6_p1-r2) openssl-0.9.8e-r2 (0.9.8d) openswan-2.4.9 (2.5.14) openswan-doc-2.4.9 (2.5.14) psmisc-22.5-r1 (22.5) rrdtool-1.2.23-r1 (1.2.15-r3) rsync-2.6.9-r3 (2.6.9-r2) shorewall-3.4.6 (3.4.5) shorewall-doc-3.4.6 (3.4.5) shorewall-lite-3.4.6 (3.4.5) smartmontools-5.37 (5.36-r1) tcl-8.4.15 (8.4.14) varnish-1.1.1 (1.1) vconfig-1.9 (1.8) wireless-tools-29_pre22 (28)