The Varnish Cache project recently released varnish-5.2, and I have wrapped packages for Fedora and EPEL.

While there are a few additions to the VCL language from varnish-5.0 and varnish-5.1, existing VCL for 5.0 or 5.1 should work without changes on varnish-5.2.

I have pushed varnish-5.2 to Fedora Rawhide. Fedora 27 is in freeze waiting for its GA release now in November, but I will probably push varnish-5.2 to f26 and f27 some time after the the release.

Those who need varnish-5.2 for EPEL may use my COPR repos at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/ingvar/varnish52/. The repos include varnish-5.2 based on the fedora package, matching varnish-modules and an assorted selections of vmods. The packages are compatible with EPEL 6 and 7.

The following vmods are available

Included in varnish-modules:

  • vmod-cookie
  • vmod-header
  • vmod-saintmode
  • vmod-softpurge
  • vmod-tcp
  • vmod-var
  • vmod-vsthrottle
  • vmod-xkey

Packaged separately (COPR only for now):

  • vmod-geoip
  • vmod-basicauth
  • vmod-curl
  • vmod-digest
  • vmod-memcached
  • vmod-querystring
  • vmod-rfc6052
  • vmod-uuid

As always, feedback is warmly welcome. Please report bugs in varnish and varnish-modules via Red Hat’s Bugzilla. Bugs in the vmod packages not yet available in fedora may be reported to me at ingvar(a)redpill-linpro.com.

Ingvar Hagelund

Team Lead, Application Management for Media at Redpill Linpro

Ingvar has been a system administrator at Redpill Linpro for more than 15 years. He's also a long time contributor to the Fedora and EPEL projects.

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