FW: [CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS-5.4 i386 and x86_64
prandal at herefordshire.gov.uk
Thu Oct 22 10:11:45 IST 2009
For the folks using CentOS 5.x on here, release 5.4 is now out.
I had zero problems updating both x86 and x64 architectures.
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.4
> i386 and x86_64 Architectures.
> CentOS-5.4 is based on the upstream release EL 5.4.0, and includes
> packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream
> repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end
> users to work with. And the option to further enable external
> repositories at install time is now available in the installer.
> This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. The
> Release Notes for CentOS-5.4 can be found on-line at :
> http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.4 and everyone is
> encouraged to look through them once. Also worth browsing through at
> the CentOS FAQ's at http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ
> Upgrading from CentOS-5.3 ( or CentOS-5.0 / 5.1 / 5.2 ):
> If you are already running CentOS-5.3 or an older CentOS-5 distro,
> all you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :
> 'yum update'
> Running 'yum list updates' before doing the update is recommended, so
> you can get a list of packages that are going to be updated. To check
> you are indeed on CentOS-5.4, run : 'rpm -q centos-release' and that
> should return: 'centos-release-5-4.el5.centos.1'
> LiveCD i386
> For the first time, we are also releasing the i386 CentOS-5.4 LiveCD
> at the same time as the main distro. There will be a separate
> announcement with details of changes in the 5.4 LiveCD
> LiveCD x86_64
> Also for the first time, we now have a x86_64 CentOS LiveCD. This
> release includes support for both 64bit and 32bit user-space.
> However, due to size issues will only burn to a large capacity CD-r.
> There will be a separate announcement with details for the x86_64
> Downloading CentOS-5.4 for new installs:
> When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. Not only
> does it help the community and keeps mirrors from running up high
> bandwidth bills, in most cases you will find its also the fastest
> means to download the distro. There are present over three hundred
> people seeding CentOS-5 and its possible to get upto 100mbps
> downloads via these torrents.
> -- Via BitTorrent :
> sha1sum for these torrent files:
> -- Via direct download:
> Due to bandwidth considerations the CentOS Project does not publish
> ISOS directly from our network machines. However direct downloads are
> available from external mirrors over http, ftp and rsync, and a geoip
> based list is available at
> to give you the best predictable match ( and only lists mirrors that
> are updated already, so you don't need to waste time looking for a
> sync'd mirror )
> Some mirrors also publish DVD images that can be downloaded
> directly. Refer to the mirrors list page at
> http://www.centos.org/mirrors for more details Mirrors that offer
> DVD's are clearly marked on the page.
> sha1sum for these ISOS:
> 2c3e2d6ca38e3549d47d5f74529193ed68d838cc CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-1of6.iso
> CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-2of6.iso aa9db29f2524894599a5d948b58593782da9adcc
> CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-3of6.iso 44d72f7b9f889e0278a1718061606b48d10975bf
> CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-4of6.iso 88ff6bd1abe194dc4b2d77d779dac28d914276bf
> CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-5of6.iso 0dd39bd0ca1420b78be630f2a1d0fa7301e00db4
> d2b36d3f017b2684ac920fab87aaf741bba16ca8 CentOS-5.4-i386-bin-DVD.iso
> f52e34da5570fd4eec0f3688c6f03c7686e8ad08 CentOS-5.4-i386-LiveCD.iso
> da508b248ab2d18deb42e2ec0ec7061b1fbf4568 CentOS-5.4-x86_64-LiveCD.iso
> Outstanding Updates:
> Since upstream released their 5.4 media, a series of updates have
> been issued. All these pending updates for CentOS-5.4 will be
> released over the next 48 to 96 hours to be complete by Monday, 26th
> Oct 2009.
> Starting with 5.4, we will also have all fast-track rpms from
> upstream available in the fasttrack repository hosted at
> mirror.centos.org. This will start getting packages in the next few
> weeks, and also means that we will be able to move towards having a
> functional yum-security setup in place. Details on these will be
> posted by the 15th of Nov 2009.
> Sources and Debuginfo packages:
> srpms and debuginfo packages are still making their way to the centos
> mirrors and should be online within the next few days. Most sources
> are already in place, while the debuginfos are only stating to get
> uploaded now.
> Getting Help:
> The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS is at the
> wiki ( http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp ) which lists various
> options and communities who might be able to help. If you think there
> is a bug in the system, do report it at http://bugs.centos.org/ - but
> keep in mind that the bugs system is *not* a support mechanism.
> Some Friendly URL's :
> A big thanks to everyone who contributed, including the translation
> teams, the qa team, the artwork team, the CentOS Developers and all
> the users out there.
> Enjoy this release, tell all your friends about it too!
Phil Randal | Networks Engineer
NHS Herefordshire & Herefordshire Council | Deputy Chief Executive's
Office | I.C.T. Services Division Thorn Office Centre, Rotherwas,
Hereford, HR2 6JT Tel: 01432 260160
email: prandal at herefordshire.gov.uk
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