Draft Release Notes for Alpine 3.13.0
Deprecation of berkley db
Oracle has changed the license of bdb to AGPL, making it unsuitable to link it to packages with a GPG incompatible license. This means we decided to remove the package from aports and fix all dependent packages.
For postfix, this means using lmdb and dropping support for
btree databases. Before upgrading, update all references of these types in
Switching from busybox ifupdown to ifupdown-ng
Alpine Linux switched from the busybox ifupdown to ifupdown-ng as default implementation. This version is compatible with debian ifupdown and busybox ifupdown, but please read the readme and the admin guide.
GCC has been updated to version 10. Noteworthy changes are two options that are enabled by default now:
-fstrict-aliasing, which may cause build issues for projects that have not been fixed yet.
These applets are rarely used and/or better served using the full version.
- hdparm: Provided by the
- fdformat: Provided by
- readprofile: Provided by
- lspci: Provided by
- sendmail: Provided by
*There are currently no alternative packages available, but they can be packaged on request.
The following applets now support long-form options:
apk-tools now has an official man-page. You can install it with
apk add apk-tools-docs, or
apk add docs to automatically install all man pages for installed packages.