We have released a new version of the Amazon Linux AMI. The new version includes new features, security fixes, package updates, and additional packages. The AWS Management Console will be updated to use these AMIs in the near future.
Users of the existing Amazon Linux AMI can access the package additions and updates through our Yum repository.
New features include:
- AMI size reduction to 8 GB to simplify usage of the AWS Free Usage Tier.
- Security updates to the Amazon Linux AMI are automatically installed on the first launch by default. This can be disabled if necessary.
- The AMI versioning system has changed to a YYYY.MM.# scheme.
The following packages were updated to address security issues:
The following packages were updated to newer versions:
We have added a number of new packages including:
- X11 applicaitons, client utilities, and bitmaps
We also added a number of Perl libraries.
A full list of all changes and additions, along with the AMI ID's, can be found in the Amazon Linux AMI Release Notes.