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The first stable series of Alpine Linux 3.19 has been released.

Alpine 3.19.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Alpine Linux 3.19.0, the first in the v3.19 stable series.



Support for Raspberry Pi 5 was added.


As always, make sure to use apk upgrade --available when switching between major versions.

  • openrc has  removed the deprecated /sbin/rc binary. Make sure your /etc/inittab uses /sbin/openrc.
  • iptables-nft is now the  default iptables backend.
  • linux-rpi4 and linux-rpi2 kernels have been replaced by a single linux-rpi
  • yggdrasil was upgraded to  0.5 and the new routing scheme is  incompatible with previous versions.
  • Python’s package directory is now  marked as  externally managed, which means that pip can no longer install to system directory which is managed by apk. Users may use  pipx instead.



The full list of changes can be found in the  wiki git log and  bug tracker.


Thanks to everyone sending patches, bug reports, new and updated aports, and to everyone helping with writing documentation, maintaining the infrastructure, or contributing in any other way!

Thanks to  GIGABYTE Linode Fastly IBM Equinix Metal vpsFree and  ungleich for providing us with hardware and hosting.

Alpine 3.19.0 released