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CentOS 5.1 Released

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Almost one month after RedHat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (20071107), the CentOS team released yesterday their own 5.1 update for centos5. There are available new iso images for centos5.1 and we can also find a special netinstall iso that can be used to start a remote install. Systems running centos5 will notice the update in the yum/up2date repositories and can be upgraded immediately.

Besides the changes introduced by rhel5.1 you can find the centos particularities here. Personally I have found it quite strange that after the upgrade the /etc/redhat-release file was not showing 5.1 but still CentOS release 5 (Final), even if centos-release-5-1.0.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm was upgraded:

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CentOS release 5 (Final)

instead of something like “CentOS release 5.1 (Final)”. Apparently this is a known issue and the centos team will create wiki page explaining the situation about that in the next couple of days.

ps. if you will be upgrading your system live depending from the number of packages you have installed this can take a while. For ex. here is a sample output of a typical system that will upgrade ~ 140 packages and require downloading 205M:

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=============================================================================
Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
kernel                  i686       2.6.18-53.1.4.el5  updates            13 M
kernel-devel            i686       2.6.18-53.1.4.el5  updates           4.7 M
sos                     noarch     1.7-9.1.el5      base              108 k
    replacing  sysreport.noarch 1.4.3-10.el5
Updating:
Deployment_Guide-en-US  noarch     5.1.0-11.el5.centos.1  base              7.1 M
acl                     i386       2.2.39-2.1.el5   base               67 k
alsa-lib                i386       1.0.14-1.rc4.el5  base              406 k
audit                   i386       1.5.5-7.el5      base              240 k
audit-libs              i386       1.5.5-7.el5      base               62 k
audit-libs-python       i386       1.5.5-7.el5      base               72 k
autofs                  i386       1:5.0.1-0.rc2.55  base              800 k
bind                    i386       30:9.3.3-10.el5  base              954 k
bind-libs               i386       30:9.3.3-10.el5  base              838 k
bind-utils              i386       30:9.3.3-10.el5  base              162 k
binutils                i386       2.17.50.0.6-5.el5  base              2.9 M
caching-nameserver      i386       30:9.3.3-10.el5  base               56 k
cairo                   i386       1.2.4-3.el5_1    updates           394 k
centos-release          i386       10:5-1.0.el5.centos.1  base               19 k
centos-release-notes    i386       5.1.0-2          base               39 k
conman                  i386       0.1.9.2-8.el5    base              109 k
coolkey                 i386       1.1.0-5.el5      base               89 k
coolkey-devel           i386       1.1.0-5.el5      base               16 k
cpp                     i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              2.6 M
cpuspeed                i386       1:1.2.1-1.48.el5  base               29 k
cracklib                i386       2.8.9-3.3        base               58 k
cracklib-dicts          i386       2.8.9-3.3        base              3.3 M
crash                   i386       4.0-4.6.1        base              1.5 M
cups                    i386       1:1.2.4-11.14.el5_1.3  updates           2.7 M
cups-libs               i386       1:1.2.4-11.14.el5_1.3  updates           180 k
device-mapper           i386       1.02.20-1.el5    base              653 k
dhclient                i386       12:3.0.5-7.el5   base              275 k
dmraid                  i386       1.0.0.rc13-4.el5  base              553 k
e2fsprogs               i386       1.39-10.el5      base              958 k
e2fsprogs-devel         i386       1.39-10.el5      base              560 k
e2fsprogs-libs          i386       1.39-10.el5      base              113 k
fetchmail               i386       6.3.6-1.1.el5    base              526 k
firstboot-tui           noarch     1.4.27.3-1.el5.centos  base              192 k
freetype                i386       2.2.1-19.el5     base              313 k
freetype-devel          i386       2.2.1-19.el5     base              150 k
frysk                   i686       0.0.1.2007.06.21.rh2-4.el5  base               13 M
gcc                     i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              5.2 M
gcc-c++                 i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              3.4 M
gcc-gfortran            i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              3.1 M
gdb                     i386       6.5-25.el5       base              3.1 M
glibc                   i686       2.5-18.el5_1.1   updates           5.1 M
glibc-common            i386       2.5-18.el5_1.1   updates            16 M
glibc-devel             i386       2.5-18.el5_1.1   updates           2.0 M
glibc-headers           i386       2.5-18.el5_1.1   updates           609 k
gtk2                    i386       2.10.4-19.el5    base              6.5 M
hal                     i386       0.5.8.1-25.el5_1.1  updates           375 k
httpd                   i386       2.2.3-11.el5.centos  base              1.1 M
hwdata                  noarch     0.211-1          base              278 k
initscripts             i386       8.45.17.EL-1.el5.centos.1  base              1.4 M
irqbalance              i386       2:0.55-6.el5     base               18 k
kernel-headers          i386       2.6.18-53.1.4.el5  updates           781 k
kpartx                  i386       0.4.7-12.el5     base              402 k
krb5-devel              i386       1.6.1-17.el5     base              1.9 M
krb5-libs               i386       1.6.1-17.el5     base              652 k
krb5-workstation        i386       1.6.1-17.el5     base              868 k
kudzu                   i386       1.2.57.1.15-1.el5.centos  base              220 k
kudzu-devel             i386       1.2.57.1.15-1.el5.centos  base              130 k
libacl                  i386       2.2.39-2.1.el5   base               19 k
libacl-devel            i386       2.2.39-2.1.el5   base               81 k
libgcc                  i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base               87 k
libgcj                  i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base               17 M
libgfortran             i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              224 k
libgomp                 i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base               76 k
libicu                  i386       3.6-5.11         base              5.2 M
libselinux              i386       1.33.4-4.el5     base               94 k
libselinux-devel        i386       1.33.4-4.el5     base              131 k
libselinux-python       i386       1.33.4-4.el5     base               55 k
libstdc++               i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              354 k
libstdc++-devel         i386       4.1.2-14.el5     base              9.4 M
libuser                 i386       0.54.7-2.el5.2   base              434 k
libuser-devel           i386       0.54.7-2.el5.2   base               55 k
libvolume_id            i386       095-14.9.el5     base               38 k
logrotate               i386       3.7.4-8          updates            39 k
lvm2                    i386       2.02.26-3.el5    base              2.2 M
man-pages               noarch     2.39-10.el5      base              4.2 M
mc                      i386       1:4.6.1a-35.el5  base              2.1 M
mcstrans                i386       0.2.6-1.el5      base               16 k
mesa-libGL              i386       6.5.1-7.5.el5    base              9.7 M
mesa-libGL-devel        i386       6.5.1-7.5.el5    base              465 k
mkinitrd                i386       5.1.19.6-19      base              443 k
module-init-tools       i386       3.3-0.pre3.1.34.el5  base              415 k
nash                    i386       5.1.19.6-19      base              1.1 M
net-snmp                i386       1:5.3.1-19.el5_1.2  updates           701 k
net-snmp-libs           i386       1:5.3.1-19.el5_1.2  updates           1.2 M
net-snmp-utils          i386       1:5.3.1-19.el5_1.2  updates           180 k
nfs-utils               i386       1:1.0.9-24.el5   base              340 k
nscd                    i386       2.5-18.el5_1.1   updates           154 k
nspr                    i386       4.6.5-3.el5      base              118 k
nss                     i386       3.11.7-1.3.el5.centos  base              814 k
nss-tools               i386       3.11.7-1.3.el5.centos  base              536 k
nss_ldap                i386       253-5.el5        base              1.4 M
openldap                i386       2.3.27-8         base              287 k
openldap-devel          i386       2.3.27-8         base              1.6 M
openssh                 i386       4.3p2-24.el5     base              284 k
openssh-clients         i386       4.3p2-24.el5     base              446 k
openssh-server          i386       4.3p2-24.el5     base              254 k
pam                     i386       0.99.6.2-3.26.el5  base              971 k
pam-devel               i386       0.99.6.2-3.26.el5  base              188 k
pam_krb5                i386       2.2.14-1         base              125 k
parted                  i386       1.8.1-12.el5     base              539 k
pcre                    i386       6.6-2.el5_1.7    updates           112 k
pkinit-nss              i386       0.7.3-1.el5      base              170 k
pm-utils                i386       0.99.3-6.el5.centos.17  base               65 k
policycoreutils         i386       1.33.12-12.el5   base              621 k
popt                    i386       1.10.2-47.el5    base               69 k
prelink                 i386       0.3.9-2.1        base              1.0 M
redhat-logos            noarch     4.9.99-8.el5.centos  base               11 M
redhat-lsb              i386       3.1-12.3.EL.el5.centos  base               21 k
redhat-menus            noarch     6.7.8-2.el5      base              203 k
redhat-rpm-config       noarch     8.0.45-22.el5.centos  base               53 k
rpm                     i386       4.4.2-47.el5     base              639 k
rpm-build               i386       4.4.2-47.el5     base              551 k
rpm-devel               i386       4.4.2-47.el5     base              1.3 M
rpm-libs                i386       4.4.2-47.el5     base              968 k
rpm-python              i386       4.4.2-47.el5     base               54 k
rsh                     i386       0.17-38.el5      updates            42 k
selinux-policy          noarch     2.4.6-106.el5_1.3  updates           366 k
selinux-policy-targeted  noarch     2.4.6-106.el5_1.3  updates           854 k
strace                  i386       4.5.16-1.el5.1   base              163 k
sysklogd                i386       1.4.1-40.el5     base               72 k
system-config-network-tui  noarch     1.3.99-2.el5     base              1.8 M
systemtap               i386       0.5.14-1.el5     base              947 k
systemtap-runtime       i386       0.5.14-1.el5     base               31 k
tcp_wrappers            i386       7.6-40.4.el5     base              106 k
tcpdump                 i386       14:3.9.4-11.el5  base              443 k
telnet                  i386       1:0.17-39.el5    updates            57 k
udev                    i386       095-14.9.el5     base              1.7 M
util-linux              i386       2.13-0.45.el5_1.1  updates           1.8 M
vixie-cron              i386       4:4.1-72.el5     base               91 k
xorg-x11-server-Xvfb    i386       1.1.1-48.26.el5  base              1.6 M
ypbind                  i386       3:1.19-8.el5     base               36 k
yum                     noarch     3.0.5-1.el5.centos.5  base              482 k
Removing:
kernel                  i686       2.6.18-8.1.14.el5  installed          34 M
kernel-devel            i686       2.6.18-8.1.14.el5  installed          14 M
Installing for dependencies:
device-mapper-multipath  i386       0.4.7-12.el5     base              2.0 M
hicolor-icon-theme      noarch     0.9-2.1          base               25 k
keyutils-libs           i386       1.2-1.el5        base               18 k
keyutils-libs-devel     i386       1.2-1.el5        base               27 k
yum-metadata-parser     i386       1.0-8.fc6        base               22 k
Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      8 Package(s)
Update     132 Package(s)
Remove       2 Package(s)
Total download size: 205 M

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