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Engine Yard Release Updates March 2014

Diana Lam
posted this on March 5, 2014, 11:16 AM

The updates described are either important (where you need to take action) or of interest (you might want to know about these changes but you don't need to do anything).

General Availability: Engine Yard Serverside 2.3.9

March 28th, 2014

Action: Try the Serverside 2.3.9 in a staging environment before you deploy to production.

This engineyard-serverside release includes:

  • Runs git remote prune origin to remove possible branch name collisions before fetching.
  • Updates Git fetch command to use + for heads and not just tags. If the optional plus + is used, the local ref is updated even if it does not result in a fast-forward update.
  • Deploy hook configuration config.input_ref and config.deployed_by now has defaults and will not NoMethodError when a value is not set.
  • Sets ServerAliveInterval=60 on SSH connections between servers to avoid timeouts on slow processes (esp. assets).
  • Fix for rollback action ignoring ey.yml configurations. ey.yml is now loaded on rollback.
  • Explicitly uses current Ruby to syntax check deploy hooks.

More information: See this Engine Yard write-up.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack upgrade

March 20th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v2.png

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 (stable-v2) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Populates MySQL timezone tables by default.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

March 20th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v4.png 

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 (stable-v4) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Populates MySQL timezone tables by default.

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 docs.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack upgrade

March 13th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v2.png

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 (stable-v2) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Resolves incorrect rotations of Passenger logs.
  • Fixes issue where sshd does not restart (on the rare occasion when the sshd process dies).
  • Makes PostgreSQL 9.2.7 and 9.3.3 available. See Database Version Upgrade Policies for upgrade information.
  • Fix to hide Passenger in the "Server" HTTP response header.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

March 13th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v4.png 

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 (stable-v4) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Resolves incorrect rotations of Passenger logs.
  • Fixes issue where sshd does not restart (on the rare occasion when the sshd process dies).
  • Makes PostgreSQL 9.2.7 and 9.3.3 available. See Database Version Upgrade Policies for upgrade information.
  • Fix to hide Passenger in the "Server" HTTP response header.
  • Updates the PHP configuration to report a 503 status (Service unavailable) instead of 404 when the server is busy.
  • Fix to upgrade Nginx to 1.4.6 from 1.2.9 for all environments that are using app servers other than Passenger 2 or 3. To upgrade to Passenger 4 or another app server, please contact Engine Yard Support.

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 docs.


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