Rocky Linux 8.6

On May 16, 2022, Rocky Linux 8.6 was released. Rocky Linux 8.6 has brought significant changes to security, identity management, and infrastructure services. Specific updates include:

  • Offers tighter security 
  • Users can utilize /rules.d and /trust.d directories 
  • Drop-in configurations are now supported by the OpenSSH server
  • The pcsc-lite has been rebased to the 1.9.5 version
  • Modules are available for PHP 8.0 and Perl 5.32
  • In-place upgrades from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8
  • The roles and modules associated with ansible-freeipa are available in the Ansible Automation Hub
  • Ansible-core can be installed from the Rocky Linux Appstream repository
  • Bind9.16 used as an alternative to regular bind packages with enhances feature set
  • New system roles include HA cluster system role, enhanced network system role, and WebConsole role
  • Fastest mirrors DNF plugin - repository URL is no longer required when using Boot-only media
Notable FeaturesDescription
RHEL Compatibility100% compatibility 
Architectures available forx86_64 and aarch64 architectures
SecurityFapolicyd (1.1), OpenSSH, pcsc-lite, SELinux, SCAP Security Guide
Compiler toolset versions GCC Toolset 11, LLVM Toolset 13.0.1, Rust Toolset 1.58.1, Go Toolset 1.17.7
Module stream versionsPHP 8.0, Perl 5.32, container-tools:4.0, eclipse:rhel8, log4j:2

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