The following distributions/installers have been updated:

Update Highlights

Fedora 31

Fedora 31 has enabled cgroups version 2. The python command has also switched to python3. There are many package updates, including glibc 2.30.

FreeBSD 12.1

From the FreeBSD 12.1 release announcement:

  • BearSSL has been imported to the base system.
  • The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, compiler-rt utilities and libc++ have been updated to version 8.0.1.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1d.
  • Several userland utility updates.
  • And more…

Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu 19.10 has updated to a 5.3 kernel and added experimental support for a ZFS root. We have not tested it, but in theory it should be possible to configure a ZFS root using the netboot installer.

Ubuntu has switched its kernel to use LZ4 compression. This is said to yield faster boot times. However, this kernel could not be made to boot under paravirtualized Xen. Ubuntu 19.10 is not available for instances that use PV virtualization.

Installation

All distributions other than Alpine Linux can be selected while ordering or can be reinstalled from the prgmr.com VPS management console. Alpine Linux is only available as a netboot installer from the prgmr.com VPS management console.

All of the updates are only available for VPSes with HVM virtualization. The VPS virtualization is displayed under “system details” when logged into the management console. If the system virtualization is not HVM, please contact support for a conversion.