Summary

  • Alpine Linux has been updated to 3.12.0
  • Arch Linux has been updated to 2020.08.01
  • CentOS 8 has been updated to 8.2004
  • FreeBSD 11.x has been updated to 11.4
  • CentOS 6, Debian, Ubuntu installers updated to latest
  • Fedora 30 is end of life and removed
  • Debian Jessie is end of life and the distribution image is removed

More specific details are below.

Alpine Linux

We updated the Alpine Linux installer to 3.12.0. See the Alpine Linux 3.12.0 release announcement for more details. A few highlights from their announcement include:

  • Initial support for the D programming language.
  • Linux kernel 5.4.43
  • GCC 9.3.0
  • LLVM 10.0.0

CentOS 8

We updated our CentOS 8 image and installer to CentOS 8.2004. See the upstream release notes from CentOS and the corresponding RHEL 8.2 release notes for more details. Highlights include:

  • System-wide cryptographic policies now support customization.
  • Toolchain updates: GCC toolset 9, Clang toolset 9.0.1, Rust toolset 1.41, Go toolset 1.13.

FreeBSD 11.x

We have updated our FreeBSD 11.x image and installer to FreeBSD 11.4. See the 11.4 release announcement from FreeBSD for more details. Highlights include:

  • The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, and compiler-rt utilities as well as libc++ have been updated to upstream version 10.0.0.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2u.
  • Unbound has been updated to version 1.9.6.
  • The pkg(8) utility has been updated to version 1.13.2.
  • Support for renaming ZFS bookmarks has been added.
  • The certctl(8) utility has been added.

End of Life Removals

We have removed our Fedora 30 image. Fedora has been at end of life status since 2020-05-26. We still have Fedora 31 and 32 images available.

We removed the installable tarball for Debian Jessie, which is end of life and out of security support. The installer is available for those who still need it. Debian Buster and Debian Stretch are still available.

Installation

Our distribution images and installers are available from the management console of any Prgmr.com VPS.

Note that FreeBSD, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux are only available for services that use HVM virtualization. To check the virtualization mode of existing services, log in to the management console, select “system details”, and check the virtualization mode.