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CentOS 4.5 Released

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20070520: If you will run today yum (or up2date) on a Centos 4 system you will notice that there are many updated packages available. This is happening because Centos has released the 5th update of Centos-4 a few days ago and now this update is appearing on Centos mirrors.

You can quickly check your running version using:

cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.4 (Final)

after the update it will look like this:

cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release <strong>4.5</strong> (Final)

From the Centos official announce: “Major changes for this version are:

  • The up2date options “—undo” and “—list-rollbacks” are now deprecated. You must use “yum remove pkg_name” or “rpm -e pkg_name” to remove packages, or “rpm -Uvh —oldpackage —nosignature —nodigest pkg_name” to revert to an older package.

  • CentOS-4.5 contains a Xen kernel that is now supported as a paravirtualized (PV) Guest, but it cannot be used as a dom0. There are issues with erratic mouse movements in PV Guests that will be corrected in future updates. You can install CentOS-4.5 PV Guests onto CentOS-5 machines, using the CentOS-5 Xen kernel as Dom0 and the CentOS-4.5 PV Guest as DomU.

  • There is a technology preview of OpenOffice-2.0 included in the updates directory. You can install this OOo2 preview alongside the current OOo-1.1.5 version, or you may install the OOo2 preview alone. We apologize that this was not included on the ISOs, however it was not on the upstream ISOs and we followed that layout.”

Please see the CentOS specific release notes here.

ps. on a clean system with only the base packages this update has shown 129 package updates and 3 new installs (kernels and one dep). Here is the yum output:

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=============================================================================
Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
kernel                  i686       2.6.9-55.EL      base               11 M
kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-55.EL      base               11 M
Updating:
NetworkManager          i386       0.3.1-4.el4      base               87 k
SysVinit                i386       2.85-34.4        base               96 k
acl                     i386       2.2.23-5.3.el4   base               59 k
aspell                  i386       12:0.50.5-4.EL4  base              320 k
attr                    i386       2.4.16-3.1.el4   base               45 k
audit                   i386       1.0.15-3.EL4     base              200 k
audit-libs              i386       1.0.15-3.EL4     base               38 k
autofs                  i386       1:4.1.3-199.3    base              245 k
binutils                i386       2.15.92.0.2-22   base              2.8 M
bluez-utils             i386       2.10-2.2         update            149 k
centos-release          i386       6:4-4.3          base               22 k
chkconfig               i386       1.3.13.5.EL4-1   base              129 k
comps                   i386       2:4.5CENTOS-0.20070506  base              9.2 M
coreutils               i386       5.2.1-31.6       base              2.9 M
cpio                    i386       2.5-13.RHEL4     base               46 k
cracklib                i386       2.8.9-1.3        base               56 k
cracklib-dicts          i386       2.8.9-1.3        base              3.6 M
crash                   i386       4.0-3.9          base              1.3 M
cups                    i386       1:1.1.22-0.rc1.9.20  base              1.5 M
cups-libs               i386       1:1.1.22-0.rc1.9.20  base              110 k
dbus                    i386       0.22-12.EL.9     base              457 k
dbus-glib               i386       0.22-12.EL.9     base               38 k
desktop-file-utils      i386       0.9-3.el4        base              108 k
device-mapper           i386       1.02.17-3.0.1.el4  update            515 k
dhclient                i386       7:3.0.1-59.EL4   base              225 k
dhcpv6_client           i386       0.10-17_EL4      base               70 k
diskdumputils           i386       1.3.25-1         base               85 k
dmraid                  i386       1.0.0.rc14-5_RHEL4_U5  base              690 k
dosfstools              i386       2.8-18           base               64 k
e2fsprogs               i386       1.35-12.5.el4    base              772 k
elfutils                i386       0.97.1-4         base              136 k
elfutils-libelf         i386       0.97.1-4         base               38 k
findutils               i386       1:4.1.20-7.el4.3  base              108 k
ftp                     i386       0.17-23.EL4      base               48 k
glibc                   i686       2.3.4-2.36       base              5.9 M
glibc-common            i386       2.3.4-2.36       base               16 M
grep                    i386       2.5.1-32.3       base              169 k
grub                    i386       0.95-3.8         base              434 k
hal                     i386       0.4.2-6.EL4      base              152 k
hotplug                 i386       3:2004_04_01-7.8  base               62 k
hwdata                  noarch     0.146.28.EL-1    base              357 k
initscripts             i386       7.93.29.EL-1.centos4  base              1.1 M
iproute                 i386       2.6.9-3.EL4.7    base              680 k
iputils                 i386       20020927-19.EL4.5  base              104 k
jpackage-utils          noarch     1.7.3-1jpp.1.el4  base               60 k
kbd                     i386       1.12-2.el4.4     base              1.1 M
kernel-utils            i386       1:2.4-13.1.99    base              627 k
krb5-libs               i386       1.3.4-47         base              482 k
krb5-workstation        i386       1.3.4-47         base              815 k
kudzu                   i386       1.1.95.22-1      base              329 k
less                    i386       382-4.rhel4      base               84 k
libacl                  i386       2.2.23-5.3.el4   base               16 k
libattr                 i386       2.4.16-3.1.el4   base               15 k
libgcc                  i386       3.4.6-8          base               63 k
libpng                  i386       2:1.2.7-3.el4    update            155 k
libselinux              i386       1.19.1-7.3       base               55 k
libstdc++               i386       3.4.6-8          base              282 k
libxml2                 i386       2.6.16-10        base              620 k
libxml2-python          i386       2.6.16-10        base              439 k
logrotate               i386       3.7.1-6.RHEL4    base               32 k
logwatch                noarch     5.2.2-2.EL4      base              132 k
lvm2                    i386       2.02.21-5.el4    base              2.0 M
mailx                   i386       8.1.1-37.EL4     base               49 k
man                     i386       1.5o1-10.rhel4   base              243 k
man-pages               noarch     1.67-12.EL4      base              3.9 M
mc                      i386       1:4.6.1-0.8.5    base              1.7 M
mdadm                   i386       1.12.0-2         base               93 k
mkinitrd                i386       4.2.1.10-1.1     base               95 k
module-init-tools       i386       3.1-0.pre5.3.4   base              347 k
net-snmp                i386       5.1.2-11.EL4.10  base              504 k
net-snmp-libs           i386       5.1.2-11.EL4.10  base              1.7 M
net-snmp-utils          i386       5.1.2-11.EL4.10  base              156 k
net-tools               i386       1.60-37.EL4.9    base              340 k
netdump                 i386       0.7.16-10        base               16 k
nfs-utils               i386       1.0.6-80.EL4     base              279 k
nfs-utils-lib           i386       1.0.6-8          base               49 k
nscd                    i386       2.3.4-2.36       base              132 k
nss_ldap                i386       226-18           base              1.0 M
ntp                     i386       4.2.0.a.20040617-6.el4  base              1.2 M
ntsysv                  i386       1.3.13.5.EL4-1   base               21 k
numactl                 i386       0.6.4-1.39       base               45 k
openldap                i386       2.2.13-7.4E      base              236 k
openssh                 i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20  base              323 k
openssh-clients         i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20  base              345 k
openssh-server          i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.20  base              210 k
openssl                 i686       0.9.7a-43.16     base              1.1 M
pam                     i386       0.77-66.21       base              1.9 M
pam_ccreds              i386       3-3.rhel4.2      base               18 k
parted                  i386       1.6.19-16.EL     base              488 k
pciutils                i386       2.1.99.test8-3.4  base               68 k
policycoreutils         i386       1.18.1-4.12      base               48 k
popt                    i386       1.9.1-22_nonptl  base               60 k
procps                  i386       3.2.3-8.6        base              188 k
psacct                  i386       6.3.2-39.rhel4   base               53 k
python                  i386       2.3.4-14.4       base              4.8 M
python-elementtree      i386       1.2.6-5.el4.centos  base               88 k
python-sqlite           i386       1.1.7-1.2.1      base               37 k
quota                   i386       1:3.12-6.el4     base              304 k
rdist                   i386       1:6.1.5-38.40.2  base               89 k
rhnlib                  noarch     2.1.1-3.el4      base              101 k
rhpl                    i386       0.148.5-1        base              289 k
rpm                     i386       4.3.3-22_nonptl  base              650 k
rpm-libs                i386       4.3.3-22_nonptl  base              784 k
rpm-python              i386       4.3.3-22_nonptl  base               80 k
rpmdb-CentOS            i386       2:4.5-0.20070506  base               28 M
samba                   i386       3.0.10-1.4E.12.2  update             13 M
samba-client            i386       3.0.10-1.4E.12.2  update            2.6 M
samba-common            i386       3.0.10-1.4E.12.2  update            5.0 M
sed                     i386       4.1.2-6.el4      base              167 k
selinux-policy-targeted  noarch     1.17.30-2.145    base              124 k
sendmail                i386       8.13.1-3.2.el4   base              577 k
setools                 i386       2.3-4            base              808 k
shadow-utils            i386       2:4.0.3-61.RHEL4  base              588 k
sqlite                  i386       3.3.6-2          base              193 k
sysstat                 i386       5.0.5-15.0.1.el4  update            104 k
system-config-samba     noarch     1.2.21-1.el4.1   base              191 k
tcsh                    i386       6.13-9.el4.1     base              585 k
traceroute              i386       1.4a12-24.EL4.1  base               25 k
unzip                   i386       5.51-9.EL4.5     base              142 k
up2date                 i386       4.5.5-5.centos4  base              1.8 M
usbutils                i386       0.11-7.RHEL4.1   base               40 k
usermode                i386       1.74-2           base              138 k
util-linux              i386       2.12a-16.EL4.25  base              1.5 M
vixie-cron              i386       4:4.1-47.EL4     update             81 k
words                   noarch     3.0-3.2          base              1.4 M
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL     i386       6.8.2-1.EL.18    base              383 k
xorg-x11-libs           i386       6.8.2-1.EL.18    base              2.7 M
ypbind                  i386       3:1.17.2-13      base               33 k
yum                     noarch     2.4.3-3.el4.centos  base              385 k
Installing for dependencies:
tcl                     i386       8.4.7-2          base              897 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      3 Package(s)
Update     129 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)
Total download size: 165 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

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