# AlmaLinux 9.2 Release Notes
These are the release notes for AlmaLinux OS 9.2 Stable for all supported architectures:
Codename: Turquoise Kodkod.
Distributed kernel version: 5.14.0-284.11.1.el9_2.
# Providing Feedback and Getting Help
Please report any issues you may encounter during tests 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).
Updated module streams:
- Python 3.11
- nginx 1.22
- PostgreSQL 15
- Git to version 2.39.1
- Git LFS to version 3.2.0
Updated toolchain components:
- GCC 11.3.1
- glibc 2.34
- binutils 2.35.2
Performance tools and debuggers updates:
- GDB 10.2
- Valgrind 3.19
- SystemTap 4.8
- Dyninst 12.1.0
- elfutils 0.188
Updated performance monitoring tools:
- PCP 6.0.1
- Grafana 9.0.9
- GCC Toolset 12
- LLVM Toolset 15.0.7
- Rust Toolset 1.66
- Go Toolset 1.19.6
- The OpenSSL secure communications library was updated to version 3.0.7.
- SELinux user-space packages were updated to version 3.5.
- Keylime was updated to version 6.5.2
- OpenSCAP was rebased to version 1.3.7.
- SCAP Security Guide was rebased to version 0.1.66.
- A new rule for idle session termination was added to SCAP.
- Clevis now accepts external tokens.
- Rsyslog TLS-encrypted logging now supports multiple CA files.
- Rsyslog privileges are limited to minimize security exposure.
- The fapolicyd framework now provides filtering of the RPM database.
- System now uses updated AlmaLinux EV Code Sign Secure Boot certificate.
Debuginfo repo ids renamed from
*-debuginfoto fix dnf debuginfo-install plugin.
You can reference the upstream RHEL 9.2 release notes (opens new window) for a full list of changes in this release.
# Installation instructions
There are three installation ISO images available:
AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso - a single network installation CD image that downloads packages over the Internet.
AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-minimal.iso - a minimal self-containing DVD image that makes possible offline installation.
AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-dvd.iso - a full installation DVD image that contains mostly all AlmaLinux packages.
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 9.2/isos/$arch/ directory of your source, for example:
$ wget https://mirror.interserver.net/almalinux/9.2/isos/x86_64/AlmaLinux-9.2-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
Download and verify a checksums list:
$ wget https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/9.2/isos/x86_64/CHECKSUM # we are looking for “Good signature” $ gpg --verify CHECKSUM gpg: Signature made Wed 10 May 2023 01:44:28 PM EDT gpg: using RSA key BF18AC2876178908D6E71267D36CB86CB86B3716 gpg: Good signature from "AlmaLinux OS 9 <email@example.com>" [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-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso f501de55f92e59a3fcf4ad252fdfc4e02ee2ad013d2e1ec818bb38052bcb3c32 AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso # compare it with expected checksum, it should be the same $ cat CHECKSUM | grep -E 'SHA256.*AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso' SHA256 (AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso) = f501de55f92e59a3fcf4ad252fdfc4e02ee2ad013d2e1ec818bb38052bcb3c32
If you decide to use the
AlmaLinux-9.2-x86_64-boot.iso image, you will need to provide the
9.2/BaseOS/x86_64/kickstart/ URL 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
To update your AlmaLinux OS 9 to 9.2 run:
$ 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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