Version 6.0.6 of the Passenger application server has been released. This release is mainly focused on compatibility with the new Ubuntu Focal Nginx package release.

Passenger 6, introduced Generic Language Support, or: the ability to support any and all arbitrary apps.

Updates & improvements

  • Update gemspec with up to date metadata.

  • Reverts the addition of the 'etc' gem to the Passenger gemspec, because it broke on normal ruby installs. Closes GH-2283.

  • Builds Ubuntu focal Nginx dynamic module package against Nginx 1.18.0. Closes GH-2291.

  • No longer providing prebuilt Ruby 2.1 or 2.2 binaries, they have been EOL for years and rubygems no longer supports them.

  • Updated various library versions used in precompiled binaries (used for e.g. gem installs):

    • ccache 3.7.10 (was 3.7.9)
    • Curl 7.71.1 (was 7.69.1)
    • Git 2.27.0 (was 2.26.2)
    • GnuPG 2.2.21 (was 2.2.20)
    • libgpg_error 1.38 (was 1.37)
    • libgcrypt 1.8.6 (was 1.8.5)
    • RubyGems 3.1.4 (was 3.0.8)

Installing 6.0.6

Please see the installation guide for advice on getting started with Passenger. Coming from a language other than Ruby, Python, Meteor or Node? Even if we didn't write a specific tutorial for your language, we made a generic guide that shows you the steps.

Upgrading to 6.0.6

We strongly advise staying up to date with the latest version.

Check out our upgrade guides for the different platforms:

Please be aware that you can enjoy enterprise features and sponsor the open source development directly by buying Phusion Passenger Enterprise.