Linux Support Policy

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This page documents the Linux support policy for the Jenkins controller and agents.


Individual Jenkins plugins may set additional requirements for Linux versions on controllers and/or agents. This page does not document such requirements. Refer to plugin documentation for additional requirements.


Theoretically, Jenkins can run everywhere where you can run a supported Java version, but there are some limitations in practice. Jenkins core and some plugins include native code or depend on Linux API and subsystems, which make them dependent on specific Linux versions. Jenkins platform specific installation packages rely on specific Linux versions.

Support levels

We define multiple support levels for Linux platforms.

Support level Description Platforms

Level 1 - Supported

We run automated package manager installation testing for these platforms, and we intend to fix reported issues in a timely manner. We recommend either package manager based installations or container based installations for Linux. Installations may also use jenkins.war without a package manager, though our automated testing focuses on package manager and container installations.

Level 2 - Patches considered

Support may have limitations and extra requirements. We do not test compatibility, and we may drop support at any time. We consider patches that do not put level 1 support at risk and do not create maintenance overhead.

  • 32-bit (x86, arm) Linux versions

  • RISC-V and other architectures not included in level 1 support

  • Preview releases

Level 3 - Unsupported

These versions are known to be incompatible or to have severe limitations. We do not support the listed platforms, and we do not accept patches.

  • Linux versions no longer supported by operating system providers


You are welcome to propose PRs that add support for other Linux platforms or to share feedback; we honestly appreciate your contributions! Linux support in Jenkins is Platform Special Interest Group which has a chat, a forum., and regular meetings. You are welcome to join these channels.

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