Cockpit 192

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 192.

Machines: Auto-detect guest operating system

When creating a new VM, the “OS Vendor” and “Operating System” fields are now set automatically after specifying the installation sources for many vendors. This uses the libvirt osinfo-detect utility.

Machines OS auto-detection

Translation cleanup

Instead of showing just a predetermined set of languages, the language dialog now offers all available translations, ordered alphabetically, in their native translations:

New language dialog

Also, translations with less than 50% completion coverage were removed.

Allow accounts with non-standard shells

Previously, logging into Cockpit was restricted to users who have a shell specified in /etc/shells, enforced through pam_shells. This was found to be too strict, and excludes users with e. g. the tlog-rec-session shell for session recording.

Cockpit now accepts shells that are unchangeable by non-administrastors, yet still allow a user to log in. However, shells which do not allow a user to log in, such as /sbin/nologin or /bin/false, may still be used to deny access to Cockpit.

Try it out

Cockpit 192 is available now: