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Going Back on Alpine Linux 3.6
While writing another post, I stumbled upon a change in Alpine Linux 3.7 that forced me to go back to 3.6, or I couldn’t prove my point.
In previous post Intermediate CAs are hard! I promised to follow-up with an investigation of what goes wrong in the certificates chain. So I set up a Docker image in Example on Certificates to prove the point in a repeatable way, if anyone (read: most probably future me) is interested.
Fact is that what I had previously experienced - which also set me on the
right path to the solution - didn’t happen in the Docker image I generated
(which is still available for historical reasons, by the way, as
So… an investigation inside the investigation! It turns out that moving from Alpine Linux 3.6 to 3.7, the installation of the OpenSSL package puts completely different configuration files in place, in a manner that the issue I wanted to show is not visible any more (still there, though!).
So… I reverted back to version 3.6, and generated the image that is
available now on Docker Hub (currently available as
Sometimes you have to go back to go forward!