Rocky Linux 9 Now Available


Rocky Linux 9 includes a new build system, called Peridot.

Rocky Linux 9 is now available, featuring many security and networking enhancements.

The latest version also includes a new build system, called Peridot, that means “anyone can reproduce Rocky Linux from scratch, like any open source project, ensuring there’s no repeat of the CentOS end-of-life issues,” the announcement states.

“When we release any version of Rocky Linux, it is more than just a bunch of binaries, package repositories, and installers,” said Gregory Kurtzer, CEO of CIQ and founder of the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF), the entity behind Rocky Linux. And, with Rocky Linux 8, CIQ has created “a completely cloud-native build stack called Peridot which we have given to the RESF and released as open source to the world,” Kurtzer says.

Security enhancements include:

  • OpenSSL 3.0.1, featuring various improvements
  • OpenSSH 8.7p1, which offers the SFTP protocol for more predictable filename handling
  • Improved SELinux performance
  • Automatic configuration of security compliance settings

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