Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 128 and 129.
Manage remotes and rebasing in OSTree
When working with OSTrees on operating systems like Atomic Host there will often be multiple branches to choose from. For example there may be a beta version of the operating system. Thanks to Peter’s work, Cockpit can now switch between branches and view and activate OSTrees from those branches. Also, Cockpit supports managing multiple remotes and viewing their branches. Remotes are a way of describing where OSTree should pull updates from. Take a look at the video below for a demo.
The subpackage cockpit-dashboard has been split out
cockpit-dashboard subpackage contains the dashboard itself and
cockpit-ssh process. Eventually this paves the way for more flexibility
regarding authentication processes, but for now
cockpit-dashboard, and also requires the identical versions.
Nothing changes for those who install the
cockpit package. But this allows more
flexibility when using Cockpit for specific use cases.
Issues upgrading Cockpit on Debian and Fedora have been fixed
Our packaging changes in recent versions broke upgrading Cockpit on Debian and Fedora. This is fixed now and updates should work properly once again.
On Atomic, sosreport works again
A bug that prevented the diagnostic tool sosreport from working on Atomic systems was fixed. Generating and accessing these diagnostic reports can be very helpful when diagnosing or reporting an issue on the system.
Optionally disable the dependency on libssh
When configuring Cockpit, the option
disable-ssh disables building
cockpit-ssh and removes the
libssh. This is useful when building on an operating system where
libssh is not available.
Try it out
Cockpit 129 is available now: