# AlmaLinux 9.0 Release Notes
These are the release notes for AlmaLinux OS 9.0 for x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le and s390x architectures, codename Emerald Puma.
Distributed kernel version: 5.14.0-70.13.1.el9_0.
# Providing Feedback and Getting Help
The AlmaLinux Community maintains many avenues for helping, supporting and assisting you. If you find an issue, please report it on the AlmaLinux Bug Tracker (opens new window). Additionally, if you feel like providing feedback, talking about anything or asking any questions you might want to check out The AlmaLinux Community Chat (opens new window), The AlmaLinux Forums (opens new window) and The AlmaLinux Community on Reddit (opens new window).
# Upstream Release Notes
The upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux release notes can be accessed via the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Release Notes (opens new window)
AlmaLinux 9 packages and repositories are signed with the new RPM-GPG-KEY-AlmaLinux-9 (opens new window) GPG key
The use of SHA-1 for signatures is restricted in the default crypto policy. Please be aware that this may cause issues using SSH to access older systems, such as RHEL/CentOS 6. To allow SHA-1 you can run:
update-crypto-policies --set DEFAULT:SHA1
Please see this Red Hat Knowledge Article (opens new window) (subscription required) for more information.
New repositories added:
Updated dynamic programming languages, web and database servers:
- Perl 5.32
- PHP 8.0
- Git 2.31
- Apache HTTP Server 2.4.51
- Varnish Cache 6.6
- Squid 5.2
- MySQL 8.0
- Redis 6.2
- GCC 11.2.1
- glibc 2.34
- binutils 2.35.2
- Go Toolset 1.17.7
Performance tools and debuggers updates:
- PCP 5.3.5
- Grafana 7.5.11
- GDB 10.2
- Valgrind 3.18.1
- SystemTap 4.6
- Dyninst 11.0.0
- elfutils 0.186
Java tools updates:
- Maven 3.6
- Ant 1.10
# Installation Instructions
There are three installation ISO images available:
AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso - a single network installation CD image that downloads packages over the Internet.
AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-minimal.iso - a minimal self-containing DVD image for local/offline installation.
AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-dvd.iso - a full installation DVD image that contains almost all AlmaLinux packages.
The recommended way to download ISO images is using the torrent (opens new window) links. Alternatively, you can select a mirror closest to your geographic area listed on the mirrors.almalinux.org (opens new window) website. A local mirror will be a lot quicker than using
repo.almalinux.org directly. Then, download a suitable ISO image from the 9/isos/$arch/ directory of your source, for example:
$ wget https://mirror.interserver.net/almalinux/9.0/isos/x86_64/AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso
Download and import the AlmaLinux public key:
$ wget https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/RPM-GPG-KEY-AlmaLinux-9 $ gpg --import RPM-GPG-KEY-AlmaLinux-9
Download and verify a checksums list:
$ wget https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/9.0/isos/x86_64/CHECKSUM # we are looking for “Good signature” $ gpg --verify CHECKSUM gpg: Signature made Wed 25 May 2022 11:08:37 PM UTC gpg: using RSA key D36CB86CB86B3716 gpg: Good signature from "AlmaLinux OS 9 <firstname.lastname@example.org>" [unknown] gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: BF18 AC28 7617 8908 D6E7 1267 D36C B86C B86B 3716
Verify the downloaded ISO image checksum:
# calculate the downloaded ISO SHA256 checksum $ sha256sum AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso c41ce7bc2f4ab27a3597b3e160fc8b01c56a6b58e1046a4a23b8518fb9e9a61f AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso # compare it with expected checksum, it should be the same $ cat CHECKSUM | grep -E 'SHA256.*AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso' SHA256 (AlmaLinux-9.0-1-x86_64-boot.iso) = c41ce7bc2f4ab27a3597b3e160fc8b01c56a6b58e1046a4a23b8518fb9e9a61f
If you decide to use the
AlmaLinux-9.0-x86_64-boot.iso image, you will need to provide the
9.0/BaseOS/x86_64/kickstart/ repository from the selected mirror as the Installation Source if the installer will not be able to find closest mirror for some reason.
There are no extra Installation Sources required if you decided to go with either the minimal or DVD ISO images.
# Upgrade Instructions
Run the following command twice to upgrade from 9.0 beta:
$ dnf upgrade -y
# Added Packages
Here is a list of added packages in comparison with upstream distribution.
|almalinux-backgrounds||AlmaLinux background images.|
|almalinux-indexhtml||AlmaLinux default browser page|
|almalinux-logos||AlmaLinux graphics for OS|
|almalinux-logos-httpd||AlmaLinux graphics for HTTPD server|
|almalinux-logos-ipa||AlmaLinux graphics for IPA server|
|almalinux-release||AlmaLinux release package, repos, and EULA|
# Removed Packages
Here is a list of removed packages in comparison with the upstream distribution.
AlmaLinux OS is a community distribution so all changes are subject to discussion. If you would like to do so, please join AlmaLinux Chat (opens new window) as well as filing a bug report at AlmaLinux Bug Tracker (opens new window) to discuss if you think any of the packages below should be included into the repos.
|insights-client||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|kmod-redhat-*||RHEL specific modules from Driver Update Program|
|kpatch*||RHEL specific live patches for kernel|
|redhat-backgrounds||RHEL specific background images|
|redhat-indexhtml||RHEL specific default browser page|
|redhat-logos||RHEL specific graphics for OS|
|redhat-logos-httpd||RHEL specific graphics for HTTPD server|
|redhat-logos-ipa||RHEL specific graphics for IPA server|
|redhat-release||RHEL specific release package and repos|
|redhat-release-eula||RHEL specific EULA|
|redhat-support-lib-python||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|redhat-support-tool||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|rhc||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|rhc-worker-playbook||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|rhsm-gtk||RHEL specific GUI for Subscription Manager|
|rhsm-icons||RHEL specific GUI for Subscription Manager|
|spice-client-win-x64||Contains binaries built by upstream vendor|
|spice-client-win-x86||Contains binaries built by upstream vendor|
|spice-qxl-wddm-dod||Contains binaries built by upstream vendor|
|spice-vdagent-win-x64||Contains binaries built by upstream vendor|
|spice-vdagent-win-x86||Contains binaries built by upstream vendor|
|subscription-manager-cockpit||RHEL specific Cockpit module for Subscription Manager|
|subscription-manager-initial-setup-addon||RHEL specific initial setup addon for Subscription Manager|
|subscription-manager-plugin-container||RHEL specific Subscription Manager plugin for upstream vendor containers|
|virt-who||RHEL specific package to connect to upstream vendor resources|
|virtio-win||Contain binaries built by upstream vendor|
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