IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 176 is available for testing

by Peter Müller, June 29, 2023, Updated July 27

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The next update, IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 176, is available for testing. It features a toolchain and package updates (among the security-relevant of them are Intel microcodes), brings the latest batch of bug fixes.

Bugs fixed

  • An edge case related to bug #13138, which caused IPsec root/host certificate generation to fail on the first attempt only, has been fixed.
  • While editing OpenVPN static IP address pools, spaces are now handled correctly again (#13136).
  • udev rules for LVM volumes have been fixed, allowing for configured LVM volumes to start properly on boot again (#13151).
  • Remove entries for additional mass storage via the web interface of the ExtraHD add-on have been fixed, partially resolving #12863.

Miscellaneous

  • Filesystem journal features are now always enabled for cloud images, and as soon as a disk with SMART support is detected.
  • misc-progs, the safety net between IPFire's web interface and the core system, have been improved under the hood to allow for better return code enumeration.
  • Stéphane Pautrel has contributed improvements to the French translation of IPFire's web interface.
  • Updated packages: curl 8.1.0, dhcpcd 10.0.1, diffutils 3.9, ed 1.19, ethtool 6.3, freetype 2.13.1, gawk 5.2.2, gcc 13.1.0, gdb 13.2, go 1.20.4, grep 3.11, harfbuzz 7.3.0, intel-microcode 20230613, less 633, libcap 2.69, libhtp 0.5.44, man 2.11.2, nettle 3.9, pam 1.5.3, pciutils 3.10.0, procps 4.0.3, sqlite 3420000, strongswan 5.9.11, suricata 6.0.13, texinfo 7.0.3, whois 5.5.17
  • Updated add-ons: CUPS 2.4.6, fping 5.1, minidlna 1.3.2, nginx 1.24.0, Postfix 3.8.1, strace 6.3, stress 1.0.7, stunnel 5.69, transmission 4.0.3, wavemon 0.9.4

As always, we thank all people contributing to this release in whatever shape and form. Please help testing this update, especially if you are using exotic hardware, uncommon network setups, or add-ons, and provide feedback - which is absolutely essential to us.