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v3.12 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(29 May 2020)
Ends in 1 year and 7 months
(01 May 2022)
3.12.0
v3.11 9 months ago
(19 Dec 2019)
Ends in 1 year
(01 Nov 2021)
3.11.6
v3.10 1 year and 3 months ago
(19 Jun 2019)
Ends in 7 months
(01 May 2021)
3.10.5
v3.9 1 year and 7 months ago
(29 Jan 2019)
Ends in 3 months and 1 week
(01 Jan 2021)
3.9.6
v3.8 2 years and 3 months ago
(26 Jun 2018)
Ended 4 months and 3 weeks ago
(01 May 2020)
NA
v3.7 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 Nov 2017)
Ended 10 months ago
(01 Nov 2019)
NA

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

There are several releases of Alpine Linux available at the same time. There is no fixed release cycle but rather a snapshot of edge is taken every 6 months as a release. Stable releases are supported normally for 2 years. Security fixes beyond that are on request and when patches are available.

More information is available on the Alpine Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:

cat /etc/alpine-release


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