Release Notes for Alpine 1.7.4

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Release notes for Alpine 1.7.4


  • improved alpine vserver guest support. For details how to set up a alpine guest see here.
  • experimental sendbug application ported from openbsd (to replace send-pr)
  • many annoying bugs in busybox vi is fixed (backported from busybox svn)
  • Support for booting from floppy is back for some kernels (mini and generic)


Removed packages:

New packages:

Upgraded/downgraded packages (from version):
alpine-baselayout-1.5.1        (1.5.0-r1)
baselayout-2.0.0_rc1           (2.0.0_alpha4)
bash-3.2_p17                   (3.2_p15-r1)
bind-9.4.1_p1                  (9.4.1-r1)
bind-tools-9.4.1_p1            (9.4.1-r1)
conntrack-tools-0.9.5          (0.9.3)
cpio-2.9                       (2.8)
djbdns-1.05-r21                (1.05-r19)
dnstop-20070510-r1             (20050405)
findutils-4.3.8                (4.3.7)
hdparm-7.6                     (7.5)
less-406                       (394)
libnetfilter_conntrack-0.0.81  (0.0.80)
libpcap-0.9.6                  (0.9.5)
lighttpd-1.4.15-r1             (1.4.15)
olsrd-0.5.2-r1                 (0.5.2)
openntpd-3.9_p1-r1             (3.7_p1)
openssh-4.6_p1-r2              (4.5_p1-r1)
pciutils-2.2.4-r3              (2.2.3-r2)
sg3_utils-1.24                 (1.11)
strace-4.5.15                  (4.5.14)
tcpdump-3.9.6-r1               (3.9.5-r3)
varnish-1.1                    (1.0.4)
vim-7.1.042                    (7.0.235)
vim-core-7.1.042               (7.0.235)