Alpine Linux 3.4.4 Is Out, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.22 LTS, OpenSSL Patches – Softpedia News


September 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized


Today, September 28, 2016, Alpine Linux creator and lead developer Natanael Cop has the pleasure of announcing the release of the fourth maintenance update to the latest stable Alpine Linux 3.4 server-oriented operating system series.

Alpine Linux 3.4.4 is out as the most advanced version, powered by the recently released, long-term supported Linux 4.4.22 kernel and bringing up-to-date components to make your Alpine Linux-based server(s) more stable and reliable than ever. Most of the core components have been updated, but the most important one is OpenSSL 1.0.2j, which received the latest security fixes, just like in the rest of the GNU/Linux distros.

On the other hand, the alpine-conf file has been improved a little bit to no longer use local in the global scope, and it now includes a missing patch. Moreover, the busybox-initscripts now offers support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) search domains, and the Raspberry Pi kernel (linux-rpi) features dual mode USB OTG (On-The-Go) support.

Under the hood of Alpine Linux 3.4.4

Looking under the hood of today’s Alpine Linux 3.4.4 release, we can notice many updated components, among which there’s PHP 5.6.25, Zabbix 3.0.4, Wireshark 2.0.6, py-django 1.8.15, GD library 2.2.3, ownCloud 9.0.5, Flex 2.6.1, PostgreSQL 9.5.4, krb5 1.14.3, cURL 7.50.3, Chromium 53.0.2785.92, ImageMagick 6.9.5.9, libbsd 0.8.2, and MariaDB 10.1.17.

Other up-to-date components include Irssi 0.8.20, phpMyAdmin 4.6.4, Python 3.5.2, BIND 9.10.4-P3, GnuPG 1.4.21, and libgpg-error 1.23. Samba has been updated as well in Alpine Linux 3.4.4 and it now comes with the domain controller enabled by default. You can download all the available editions of Alpine Linux 3.4.4 right now via our website if you want to deploy it on new systems, and existing users are urged to update immediately.

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