IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 103 is available for testing

by Michael Tremer, June 16, 2016

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The latest Core Update has been uploaded to the testing repository and we would like to invite everyone to join us in testing it. This update contains various stability fixes and updates a number a packages under the hood.

Web Proxy Improvements

The web proxy squid has been updated to the 3.5 series and various improvements for stability and performance were made.

On machines with slow harddisks or on installations with very large caches it was likely to happen that the cache index got corrupted when the proxy was shut down. This resulted in an unstable web proxy after the next start.

The shutdown routine was improved so that a cache index corruption is now very unlikely. Additionally we have means installed that allow us to detect if the cache index was corrupted and if so have it automatically rebuilt at the next start. This update will delete the presumably corrupted index on all installations and start a rebuild of the index, which could result in slow operation of the proxy for a short time after installing the update.


  • Fix the setup command to correctly show more than 6 network controllers
  • The timezone database has been updated
  • Generally allow underscores in domain names
  • Updated packages: coreutils 8.25, curl 7.48.0, dnsmasq 2.76, findutils 4.6.0, grep 2.24, less 481, ncurses 6.0, procps 3.2.8, sdparm 1.10, wpa_supplicant 2.5

Updated add-ons

  • 7zip 15.14.1
  • clamav 0.99.2
  • hostapd 2.5
  • Midnight Commander 4.8.17
  • nfs (will replace portmap with rpcbind)
  • tor

As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update. Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.