Apertis is a Debian derivative distribution geared towards the creation of product-specific images for ARM (both the 32bit ARMv7 and 64-bit ARMv8 versions using the hardfloat ABI) and Intel x86-64 (64-bit) systems.

Apertis v2019.6 is the seventh stable release of the Apertis v2019 release flow. Apertis is committed to maintaining the v2019 release stream until June 2021.

This Apertis release is built on top of Debian Buster with several customisations and the Linux kernel 4.19.x LTS series.

Test results for the v2019.6 release are available in the following test reports:

Point releases including all the security fixes accumulated will be published quarterly, up to v2019.7.

Release flow

  • 2019 Q1: v2019dev0
  • 2019 Q2: v2019pre
  • 2019 Q3: v2019.0
  • 2019 Q4: v2019.1
  • 2020 Q1: v2019.2
  • 2020 Q2: v2019.3
  • 2020 Q3: v2019.4
  • 2020 Q4: v2019.5
  • 2021 Q1: v2019.6
  • 2021 Q2: v2019.7

Release downloads

Apertis v2019.6 images
Intel 64-bit minimal target base SDK SDK
ARM 32-bit (U-Boot) minimal
ARM 64-bit (U-Boot) minimal

The Intel minimal and target images are tested on the reference hardware (MinnowBoard MAX), but they can run on any UEFI-based x86-64 system. The basesdk and sdk images are tested under VirtualBox.

Apertis v2019 repositories

deb https://repositories.apertis.org/apertis/ v2019 target development sdk hmi
deb https://repositories.apertis.org/apertis/ v2019-security target development sdk hmi

Changes

This is a point release in the stable cycle, only security fixes and small changes are appropriate for this release stream.

This release includes the security updates from Debian Buster.

Deprecations and ABI/API breaks

Being a point release, no new deprecations or ABI breaks are part of this release

Infrastructure

Apertis Docker registry

The Apertis Docker registry stores Docker images in order to provide a unified and easily reproducible build environment for developers and services.

As of today, this includes the apertis-image-builder, apertis-package-builder, apertis-package-source-builder, apertis-testcases-builder and apertis-documentation-builder Docker images.

Apertis infrastructure tools

The Apertis v2019 infrastructure repository provides packages for the required versions of ostree-push and ostree for Debian Buster:

deb https://repositories.apertis.org/infrastructure-v2019/ buster infrastructure

Images

Image daily builds, as well as release builds can be found at:

https://images.apertis.org/

Image build tools can be found in the Apertis tools repositories.

Infrastructure overview

The Image build infrastructure document provides an overview of the image building process and the involved services.

Known issues

High (5)

  • T7014 bluez-phone: Message Access Profile test_profile_map_mse fails
  • T7623 apparmor-pulseaudio: test failed
  • T7729 Failed to attach Bluetooth dongle to SDK and BaseSDK
  • T7767 DNS/name resolution issue with AMD64 OSTree based images
  • T7783 ade-commands: test failed

Normal (66)

  • T2896 Crash when initialising egl on ARM target
  • T2930 Develop test case for out of screen events in Wayland images
  • T3210 Fix Tracker testcase to not download media files from random HTTP user folders
  • T3233 Ribchester: deadlock when calling RemoveApp() right after RollBack()
  • T3321 libgles2-vivante-dev is not installable
  • T3920 arm-linux-gnueabihf-pkg-config does not work with sysroots installed by ade
  • T4092 Containers fail to load on Gen4 host
  • T4293 Preseed action is needed for Debos
  • T4307 ribchester-core causes apparmor denies on non-btrfs minimal image
  • T4422 do-branching fails at a late stage cloning OBS binary repos
  • T4444 A 2-3 second lag between the speakers is observed when a hfp connection is made over bluetooth
  • T4568 Ribchester mount unit depends on Btrfs
  • T4660 Eclipse Build is not working for HelloWorld App
  • T4693 Not able to create namespace for AppArmor container on the internal mx6qsabrelite images with proprietary kernel
  • T5487 Wi-Fi search button is missing in wifi application
  • T5748 System users are shipped in /usr/etc/passwd instead of /lib/passwd
  • T5863 Songs/Videos don't play on i.MX6 with Frampton on internal images
  • T5896 sdk-dbus-tools-bustle testcase is failing
  • T5897 apparmor-ofono test fails
  • T5900 evolution-sync-bluetooth test fails
  • T5901 eclipse-plugins-apertis-management package is missing
  • T5906 Video does not stream in WebKit on the i.MX6 internal images
  • T5931 connman-usb-tethering test fails
  • T5993 rhosydd: 8_rhosydd test failed
  • T6001 eclipse-plugins-remote-debugging test fails
  • T6008 The pacrunner package used for proxy autoconfiguration is not available
  • T6024 folks-inspect: command not found
  • T6052 Multimedia playback is broken on the internal i.MX6 images (internal 3.14 ADIT kernel issue)
  • T6077 youtube Videos are not playing on upstream webkit2GTK
  • T6078 Page scroll is lagging in Minibrowser on upstream webkit2GTK
  • T6111 traprain: 7_traprain test failed
  • T6243 AppArmor ubercache support is no longer enabled after 18.12
  • T6291 Generated lavaphabbridge error report email provides wrong link for full report link
  • T6292 gettext-i18n: test failed
  • T6349 sdk-code-analysis-tools-splint: 3_sdk-code-analysis-tools-splint test failed
  • T6366 sdk-cross-compilation: 10_sdk-cross-compilation test failed
  • T6369 apparmor-gstreamer1-0: test failed
  • T6620 Repeatedly plugging and unplugging a USB flash drive on i.MX6 (Sabrelite) results in USB failure
  • T6662 SDK: command-not-found package is broken
  • T6669 Stop building cross compilers tools and libraries for not supported platforms
  • T6768 Fix the kernel command line generation in OSTRee for FIT image
  • T6773 HAB testing: the unsigned image may pass validation in several circumstances
  • T6783 Kernel trace on armhf board with attached screen
  • T6795 SabreLite failing to boot due to failing “to start udev Coldplug all Devices”
  • T6806 HAB on SabreLite in open state accepts any signed kernel regardless of the signing key
  • T6885 gitlab-rulez fails to set location of the gitlab-ci.yaml on first run
  • T6887 ARM64 target does not reboot automatically
  • T6961 audio-backhandling feature fails
  • T7000 DNS resolution does not work in Debos on some setups
  • T7012 Apparmor Denied session logs keep popping up on the terminal while executing tests
  • T7016 network proxy for browser application is not resolving on mildenhall-compositor
  • T7127 apparmor-functional-demo: test failed
  • T7128 apparmor-session-lockdown-no-deny
  • T7129 apparmor-tumbler: test failed
  • T7308 sdk-vb-fullscreen testcase link needs to be changed for v2019
  • T7333 apparmor-geoclue: test failed
  • T7340 newport: test failed
  • T7503 Failed to unmount /usr on ostree-based images: Device or resource busy log is seen on rebooting
  • T7512 debos sometimes fails to mount things
  • T7530 ADE can't download amd64 sysroot.
  • T7617 frome: test failed
  • T7694 FOSSology re-use scan results betwenn pkg/dash and test/dash
  • T7697 LAVA jobs running out of disk space when unpacking overlays for SDK images
  • T7776 On executing system-update test on hawkbit-agent wrong delta is selected
  • T7785 DNS over TLS does not work on systemd-resolve