We are working towards a most stable release of the 1.5.x line of FOG and will publish release candidates of FOG 1.5.9 for this over the next weeks. We ask people to participate and help test to get the final release as good as we can.

This release candidate is available for download at:
Download from GitHub

For installation instructions please see https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Installation#Installation_manuals and select your relevant server OS.

Comparison of 1.5.8 to 1.5.9-RC1:

FOG Server:

BUG Fixes:

  • Add installer check to see if compiling iPXE binaries is needed
  • Fix exec command line in systemd FOGSnapinReplicator file
  • Force re-compile of rootcert.c in iPXE to prevent from issues when CA changes
  • Update compile check scripts to latest versions on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix IP/interface check on service startup
  • Properly query multicast session id to be able to retrieve image info
  • Repair product key decoding on call to hostinfo.php
  • Improve input check on aesdecrypt in case of unencrypted passwords with pipe characters
  • Handle DB root password more conservative to not lock out people with newer MariaDB versions
  • Re-work the checks and setting up of DB security
  • Prevent FOGMulticastManager from completing a task too early
  • Fix some bugs in Sites plugin (thanks to Fernando Gietz)
  • Switch to libcurl4 for Raspbian 10 as well
  • Fix Image Manager to consider global setting on image creation
  • Fix installer prompting for DB root password
  • Force correct PHP version on Debian and remove old PHP when found to be still installed
  • Improve check on fogstorage account access granted
  • Prevent FOG services from filling up memory on hook events array
  • Fix interface enumeration on systems with DHCP enabled
  • Using PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04 as they moved just before the official release
  • Fix installer issue with PPP that is not using a via gateway route
  • Correct snapin list view column showing if it's a pack or not


  • Enhance error message when root environment is not properly loaded
  • Get rid of trim on array warning when canceling a multicast task
  • Add back reset of image size on client and update numbers only on capture
  • Update description of Normal wipe (thanks to abulhol)
  • Change default global setting on compression format
  • Fix two typos in ipxescripts (thanks to bchr)

FOG Operating System (FOS):

  • Switch to using shred instead of dd for normal wipe to make it faster
  • Update Kernel (4.19.118) and Buildroot (2020.02.1)

FOGService (fog-client/zazzles):

BUG Fixes:

  • Repair hang on Linux systems when shutting down FOGService (issue #93)
  • Fix unzipping subdirectories on Linux/Unix systems (issue #122)


  • Move to .Net Framework 4.5.2
  • Update Quartz to 3.0.7 and ZipLib to 1.2.0
  • Add Romanian and Polish language support