ChangeLog


This page shows the most important changes provided in each SystemRescueCd version. It only shows changes in the versions of the Linux kernel and relevant utilities. The full list of packages provides more details about the exact versions of all other packages.

  • 5.0.2) 2017-06-11:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.30 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Ported autorun script to python3 (contribution from Gernot)
    • Downgraded grub to version 2.02_beta3-r1 to fix UEFI Boot
  • 5.0.1) 2017-05-24:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.28 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated grub to version 2.02 and dropped grub legacy
    • Reverted autorun to original python2 version
  • 5.0.0) 2017-04-23:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.24 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Dropped alternative kernels and old floppy disk images to make the ISO smaller
    • Updated system packages: gcc-5.4.0
  • 4.9.6) 2017-04-12:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.60 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.21 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Replaced Netsurf web browser with Firefox-ESR
    • Updated disk tools: sys-fs/lvm2-2.02.145-r2
  • 4.9.5) 2017-04-01:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.57 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.18 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated disk tools: btrfs-progs-4.9.1, lvm2-2.02.139
    • Updated system packages: gcc-4.9.4
  • 4.9.4) 2017-03-19:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.55 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.15 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Replaced sys-fs/udev-216 with sys-fs/eudev-3.1.5
  • 4.9.3) 2017-02-28:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.50 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.12 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.28.1
  • 4.9.2) 2017-01-26:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.44 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.5 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated disk tools: fsarchiver-0.8.1
  • 4.9.1) 2017-01-01:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.39 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Latest stable linux-4.8.15 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs-4.8.5, xfsprogs-4.8.0
  • 4.9.0) 2016-10-30:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.28 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Latest stable linux-4.8.5 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated Grub2 bootloader to sys-boot/grub-2.02_beta3-r1
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.27.0, e2fsprogs-1.43.3
  • 4.8.3) 2016-10-02:

    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.23 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Fixed missing /efi/boot/bootx64.efi file in ISO image required for UEFI
    • Updated Xorg environment and drivers to x11-base/xorg-server-1.18.4
    • Updated disk tools: btrfs-progs-4.7.3
  • 4.8.2) 2016-09-22:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.33 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.21 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Added sys-fs/ncdu (disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface)
    • Added app-backup/borgbackup (deduplicating backup program)
    • Added sys-apps/renameutils (tool for easily renaming files)
    • Updated linux-firmware to version 20160628
    • Updated disk tools: btrfs-progs-4.7.2
  • 4.8.1) 2016-08-12:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.30 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.17 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated disk tools: btrfs-progs-4.6.1, partclone-0.2.89, fsarchiver-0.8.0
    • Replaced Midori web browser with NetSurf
  • 4.8.0) 2016-07-01:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.27 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.4.14 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.26.1, xfsprogs-4.5.0
  • 4.7.3) 2016-06-04:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.18.34 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.25 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated LVM (Logical Volume Manager) to sys-fs/lvm2-2.02.116
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.26.0, btrfs-progs-4.5.3, partclone-0.2.88
  • 4.7.2) 2016-04-05:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.18.29 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.20 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated fs tools: btrfs-progs-4.4.1, ntfs3g-2016.2.22, fsarchiver-0.6.22
  • 4.7.1) 2016-01-18:

    • Updated filesystem tools: xfsprogs-4.3.0 + xfsdump-3.1.6 (updates for XFSv5)
    • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.21 (Improves support for XFS filesystem)
    • Updated GParted to 0.25.0
  • 4.7.0) 2016-01-01:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.18.25 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.15 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated Xorg environment and drivers to x11-base/xorg-server-1.17.4
    • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs-4.3.1, partclone-0.2.80
    • Updated OpenRC to sys-apps/openrc-0.18.4
  • 4.6.1) 2015-10-29:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.56 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.12 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated filesystem tools: GParted-0.24.0, btrfs-progs-4.2.2
  • 4.6.0) 2015-09-08:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.50 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.1.6 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated XFCE Desktop environment to version 4.12, GParted to 0.23.0
    • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs-4.1.2, xfsprogs-3.2.4
    • Updated Grub2 bootloader to sys-boot/grub-2.02_beta2-r7
    • Updated ruby package to dev-lang/ruby-2.1.6
  • 4.5.4) 2015-07-13:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.48 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.18 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated fs tools: e2fsprogs-1.42.13, btrfs-progs-4.0.1, xfsprogs-3.2.2
  • 4.5.3) 2015-05-25:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.43 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.14 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated filesystem tools: partclone-0.2.77 + btrfs-progs-3.19.1
    • Updated disk tools: gptfdisk-1.0.0, testdisk-7.0
  • 4.5.2) 2015-03-30:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.35 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.10 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated GParted to 0.22.0 (support for unpartitioned whole disk drives)
    • Updated Xorg environment and drivers to x11-base/xorg-server-1.16.4
    • Updated Network-Manager packages to 1.0.0
  • 4.5.1) 2015-02-06:

    • Fixed and updated grub to version 2.02_beta2-r3 in the UEFI boot image
    • Updated glibc to 2.19-r1 in order to fix security vulnerability CVE-2015-0235
    • Updated firmwares in the initramfs and btrfs tools: btrfs-progs-3.18.2
  • 4.5.0) 2015-02-02:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.31 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.18.5 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated system/libraries packages: gcc-4.8.3, gtk+-3.12.2, udev-216
    • Updated fs tools: btrfs-progs-3.17.3 + partclone-0.2.75 + gparted-0.21.0
  • 4.4.1) 2014-11-17:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.60 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.24 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated GParted to 0.20.0 (improves resizing for multi-device btrfs)
    • Updated fs tools: btrfs-progs-3.17.1 + reiser4progs-1.0.9 + xfsprogs-3.2.1
    • Updated python packages to dev-lang/python-2.7.7 + dev-lang/python-3.4.1
    • Updated ruby package to dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p594
  • 4.4.0) 2014-10-13:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.55 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.14.20 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs-3.16.2 + reiser4progs-1.0.7
    • Updated partclone to sys-block/partclone-0.2.73
    • Updated perl language package to dev-lang/perl-5.18.2-r1
    • Updated to a new major portage version: portage-2.2.8
  • 4.3.1) 2014-09-10:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.53 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.14.17 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated GNU Parted to 3.2 and GParted to 0.19.1 (Bug fix release)
    • Updated file systems: e2fsprogs-1.42.12, btrfs-progs-3.14.2, fuse-exfat-1.1.0
  • 4.3.0) 2014-07-07:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.45 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.14.9 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Dropped TrueCrypt package (Migration recommended by official website)
    • Added support for the ruby language (dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p353)
    • Updated btrfs utilities to sys-fs/btrfs-progs-3.14.1
    • Updated GParted to 0.19.0 (Bug fix release)
  • 4.2.0) 2014-04-15:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.35 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.13.10 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.15.0
    • Updated LVM (Logical Volume Manager) to version 2.02.103 in the initramfs
    • Dropped ClamAV to save 74MB in the ISO image
  • 4.1.0) 2014-03-11:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.32 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: updated to stable linux-3.13.5 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated NBD client in initramfs to sys-block/nbd-3.2 (Network Block Device)
    • Updated ntfs filesystem in userspace driver to sys-fs/ntfs3g-2014.2.15
    • Updated squashfs-tools to sys-fs/squashfs-tools-4.2_p20140119
    • Updated perl language package to dev-lang/perl-5.16.3
    • Updated sys-auth packages (polkit, pambase, consolekit)
    • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.19 (bugfix release)
    • Updated OpenRC to sys-apps/openrc-0.12.4
  • 4.0.1) 2014-02-24:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.30 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: stable linux-3.12.12 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor floopy image to 2014-02-01
    • Added app-arch/lz4 (Fast Compression) + app-arch/lrzip-0.44 (Long Range ZIP)
    • Updated fsarchiver to 0.6.18 (bugfix release and minor feature enhancement)
    • Updated filesystem tools: e2fsprogs-1.42.9 and sys-block/partclone-0.2.69
    • Updated GParted to 0.18.0 (Bug fix release)
    • Updated app-backup/dar-2.4.12 (Disk-Archiver)
  • 4.0.0) 2014-01-15:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-3.10.25 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Alternative kernels: latest stable linux-3.12.7 (altker32 + altker64)
    • Updated XOrg graphical environment and drivers to xorg-server-1.14.3
    • Updated GParted to 0.17.0 (Add support for online resize)
    • Updated btrfs utilities to sys-fs/btrfs-progs-3.12

Documentation
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LVM Guide
Disk partitioning
Networking
Manual (FR)

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