Release Notes for Alpine 1.7.5
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)