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Rocky Linux 9.2 and Debian 12.1

Rocky Linux 9.2


Rocky Linux is one of the leading community-based drop-in replacements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The 9.2 release can be used as an upgrade from earlier 9.x releases, but users of 8.x releases are advised to make a fresh install.

Changes in Rocky Linux 9.2 mostly involve improving compatibility with RHEL, including greater reliability on RHEL 9 than on CentOS Stream 9 and changes and additions to container packages, including the images for Microsoft Azure. In addition, 9.2 features enhanced tools for creating installation images; upgrades to packages in the basic tool chain, such as GCC and binutils, and in container tools; and numerous security fixes. Like RHEL, all these changes are geared towards the enterprise, although veterans of all descriptions will find the upgrade worth exploring.

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