Alpine Linux

linux-distribution os

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

Release Released Security Support Latest
3.18 1 year and 1 month ago
(09 May 2023)
Ends in 10 months
(09 May 2025)
3.18.4
(28 Sep 2023)
3.17 1 year and 7 months ago
(22 Nov 2022)
Ends in 4 months and 2 weeks
(22 Nov 2024)
3.17.5
(07 Aug 2023)
3.16 2 years ago
(23 May 2022)
Ended 1 month and 2 weeks ago
(23 May 2024)
3.16.7
(07 Aug 2023)
3.15 2 years and 7 months ago
(24 Nov 2021)
Ended 8 months ago
(01 Nov 2023)
3.15.10
(07 Aug 2023)
3.14 3 years ago
(15 Jun 2021)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(01 May 2023)
3.14.10
(29 Mar 2023)
3.13 3 years and 5 months ago
(14 Jan 2021)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(01 Nov 2022)
3.13.12
(09 Aug 2022)
3.12 4 years ago
(29 May 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(01 May 2022)
3.12.12
(04 Apr 2022)
3.11 4 years and 6 months ago
(19 Dec 2019)
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(01 Nov 2021)
3.11.13
(12 Nov 2021)
3.10 5 years ago
(19 Jun 2019)
Ended 3 years ago
(01 May 2021)
3.10.9
(14 Apr 2021)
3.9 5 years ago
(29 Jan 2019)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(01 Jan 2021)
3.9.6
(23 Apr 2020)
3.8 6 years ago
(26 Jun 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 May 2020)
3.8.5
(23 Jan 2020)
3.7 6 years ago
(30 Nov 2017)
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(01 Nov 2019)
3.7.3
(06 Mar 2019)

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.

Only the latest release (i.e. v3.17 at this time) gets bug fixes, prior supported releases only get security fixes.

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

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/alpine.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/alpine.ics.