Engine Yard Release Notes - September 2015

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Engine Yard Release Notes for September 8th, 2015

Hotfix: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

Action: We recommend you test this hotfix in your staging environment as soon as possible; then, when that is validated, click the Upgrade button for your production 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:


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:

  • Makes OpenSSL version 1.0.1p the default for system.
    • Executables that use openssl may still use the v1.0.0 subset of functionality unless they are recompiled (this will be done for ruby and other packages in a future update)
    • Nginx is already using v1.0.1 and its full features.
    • This is being done in advance of OpenSSL 1.0.0 EOL December 2015.
    • If you need another OpenSSL version, please open a support ticket before upgrading.

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


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