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[alpine-user] Re: How are security updates handled

From: Rodrigo Campos <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:12:34 -0300

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Rodrigo Campos
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm interested in using alpine linux for docker containers, but I'm
> not sure how security updates to packages are managed. I read the site
> and wiki and didn't find it (but I might have missed something).
> I see usually alpine linux releases are supported for more or less two
> years, although v3.3 seems to be 1.5 years[1]. Is it expected that
> new releases are supported for 1.5 years? Or is there any written
> policy that I can check and didn't find?
> Also, how are security updates handled to any X package in an some
> supported alpine linux release? If some package is not supported
> upstream anymore, it's up to the alpine linux maintainer of the
> package to back port the fix to the supported alpine linux release? Is
> there an alpine linux security team? Or how is this handled? And
> again, is there any written policy about this? :)


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