openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 released


openITCOCKPIT version 4.5.5 has been released - One of your new year’s resolutions should be, to update your openITCOCKPIT installation 😉.

Upcoming changes

openITCOCKPIT and the underlying components will require at least PHP 7.4 with the next minor release (openITCOCKPIT 4.6). Please be aware that PHP 7.4 is already end of life since 28 Nov 2022. How ever, there are still versions of Ubuntu and Debian, that ship even older versions of PHP.

For this reason we decided to drop support for Ubuntu Bionic and Debian Buster.

We do not recommend to update the installed PHP version. This could lead to issues when you try to upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu or Debian!

Drop support of Ubuntu Bionic (18.04)

Official end of life of Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 is scheduled for April 2023.

Therefore openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 will be one of the last release for Ubuntu Bionic. Please update to Ubuntu Focal to receive further updates.

PHP version: 7.2. End of life since: 30 Nov 2020

Drop support of Debian Buster (10)

Debian Buster (10) is not supported by the Debian security team anymore!

Therefore openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 will be one of the last release for Debian Buster. Please update to Debian Bullseye to receive further updates.

PHP version: 7.3. End of life since: 6 Dec 2021

Resolved an issue when installing modules

This version also resolves an issue when installing modules of openITCOCKPIT itself. Depending on the operating system and the used PHP version, missing folders were not created as expected. While installing openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5, the system will check for any missing folders and create them automatically if necessary.

Maintenance release

openITCOCKPIT 4.5.5 is mostly a maintenance release to update unterlaining components to the latest version and to resolve bugs.

All changes are available in the changelog.

How to Update

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Happy new year, your openITCOCKPIT Team!