Bering uClibc
Packages 3.x
Packages 4.x
Packages 5.x
Documentation 3.x
Documentation 4.x/5.x
Git Repository
The Bering-uClibc Team

External Links
Q-Box - QoS Appliance



Bering-uClibc is a LEAF branch based on the Linux kernel 3.4 and uClibc. It is ipv6-ready and provides with apkg a new and enhanced package management.

For the installation process and how to use additional packages read the Bering-uClibc User Guide.

Available boot images and extensions

LEAF Bering-uClibc is available for download as an ISO-image or tarball which can be installed on HD, CF or an USB device. Optimized variants are provided for i486, Geode and i686 processors and access via VGA screens or serial lines.

Up to LEAF Bering-uClibc 3.x it also was available as a single-floppy-image based on Linux 2.4 kernels.

The ISO images supports dhcp, ppp and pppoe connections out of the box and fits for a SOHO network demanding a stable and secure router/Internet connection. Secure remote administration is available with dropbear, a small sshd replacement.

More than 200 packages are available, to extend LEAF Bering-uClibc with capabilities like SNMP, IPv6 firewall, VPN, Intrusion Detection, Traffic Accounting, Quagga Routing Suite, bandwith management and wireless connections, just to name a few.

The Packages page contains a list of currently available packages.

Please take a look at the Changelog section to read about the latest changes on the base images.


The git repository contains the sources and a toolchain for the 5.x version, to build it yourself. The Developer Guide explains what's needed to compile your own packages.

  • Created on 2003-02-04 10:24:27 by install
  • Updated on 2014-07-15 14:52:05 by kapeka

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New Announcements moved to new web page

  • Posted by: kapeka on 2015-10-19 16:08+0000
Please note that new announcements regarding LEAF Bering-uClibc has been moved to:

LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.1-alpha1 released

  • Posted by: kapeka on 2014-02-01 19:56+0000
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The Bering-uClibc team likes to announce the immediate availability of another major version for testing. Bering-uClibc 5.1-alpha1 provides updates major updates for the toolchain and will be based on latest Linux longtime-kernel 3.10 (currently 3.10.25). This version also supports provides packages to be used on a Raspberry Pi.

LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.0.2 released

  • Posted by: kapeka on 2013-12-28 17:03+0000
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At the end of a successful year for LEAF Bering-uClibc, version 5.0.2 has been released on 28 Dec.

LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.0.2 updates the Linux kernel version to 3.4.74, introduces a new package ddclient with freedns support as replacement for ezipupdate, stabilizes shorewall logging using ulogd (finally! ulogd has been the default log target in the 3.x series) and provides updates to latest upstream versions for numerous packages, as well as usual bugfixes.

LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.0.1 released

  • Posted by: kapeka on 2013-08-24 15:28+0000
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The Bering-uClibc team announces the availability of Bering-uClibc 5.0.1. It's a maintenance release for the latest stable version 5.0 providing updated kernel and packages. Additionally support for Wireless Internet Connections (Mobile Boradband) has been added with the new usbmodeswitch package.

LEAF Bering-uClibc 5-0-beta2 is available for testing

  • Posted by: kapeka on 2013-04-27 18:30+0000
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The second beta version of LEAF Bering-uClibc is available for testing. It provides an updated Linux kernel and more than a dozen updated packages. There has been no major changes regarding the core/infrastructure, so updates from the previous beta version should be seamless, as long as you take care of configdb.lrp.

Past 10 Announcements
  1. LEAF Bering-uClibc maintenance update 4.3.4 released
  2. LEAF Bering-uClibc 5.0 beta1 released

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