Navy Linux 8.6r1 Now Available!

Navy Linux 8.6r1 Now Available for Workstations, Servers. The release notes for Navy Linux 8.6r1 contain a summary of the changes made to the Navy Linux base system on the development line.


Navy Linux is a rebuild of the Red Hat Linux project just as the CentOS Linux project has been for all these years. This document contains the release notes for Navy Linux 8.6r1. It describes recently added, changed, or deleted features of EL8.

Security Advisories

Advisory to verify CHECKSUM, Download iso and CHECKSUM in same folder and check “md5sum -c CHECKSUM” Link to download

Secureboot is missing in this release but packages are secued with the GPG key.

Errata Notices

Installer Images

Navy Installer Images available on all mirrors at path /navylinux/releases/8.6r1/x86_64/iso/ or download from Download page


Navy Linux Kernel Packages available in nl-kernel repo.

[nl-kernel] - kernel repository

nl-kernel kernel repository allows kernel care and updates for Navy Linux Kernel. Package included in Kernel repository available at

[nl-base] - BaseOS repository

OS repository group of Minimal OS and Server packages.

[nl-powertools] - Powertools repository

Powertools packages hosted at nl-powertools

EPEL Installation

Some EPEL packages depend on the Powertools repository, enable repo and install Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)

dnf config-manager --set-enabled nl-powertools
dnf install

Hardware Support

Arch x86_64 supported Hardware for the Navy Linux Release 8.6r1

Minimum Hardware requirement for production deployment

CPU: 2 cores


Virtualization Hypervisors

Virtualization Hypervisors have the following hardware requirements:

Packaging Changes

Defualt Upgrade is locked and available soon, to quick upgrade from Navy Linux 8.5r1 to 8.6r1 follow as

echo "8.6r1" > /etc/dnf/vars/releaseversion
dnf update
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