2024 image refresh

The images have been refreshed yet again.

Most importantly these bring the 6.6 LTS kernel, an upgrade from the 6.1 series (except Raspberry Pi images, which have their own kernel) alongside minor user experience improvements.


We have upgraded the LTS kernel series from 6.1 to 6.6. Meanwhile, the installable “stable” kernel is now at 6.7.x.

Raspberry Pi images had their firmware updated, so wireless networking and Bluetooth should work equally well on 3, 4, and 5.

The apk package manager got a fix which likely resolves the issue when some directories were very rarely created with 000 permissions. This is not yet verified however, as the issue was not reproducible and therefore it is not possible to verify it.

Minor user experience improvements include support for fstab LABEL= and the likes for swap devices, support for timedated/localed/hostnamed D-Bus services (mainly benefits GNOME) thanks to the openrc-settingsd project from Gentoo/postmarketOS, various package updates, more atomic apk transactions thanks to deployment of sysusers.d and tmpfiles.d, chimerautils fixes (e.g. stdbuf command now works properly), the lsinitramfs and unmkinitramfs commands have been fixed, the cryptsetup initramfs scripts have their module copying fixed, Python 3.12, and a ton of other things.

Upcoming changes

We will likely introduce an installer in one of the future images, likely before beta release.