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CentOS 4.6 Released

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A few days after getting 5.1 out the CentOS team announced yesterday the release of Centos4.6 their updated version of the distribution’s legacy 4.x branch: “The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the release of CentOS 4.6 for i386, x86_64, s390, s390x and ia64. This release corresponds to the upstream vendor 4.6 release. Also released in the updates repository for CentOS 4.6 are all updates through December 15th, 2007. Major changes for this version are: Samba has been updated to version 3.0.25b; Autofs5 is included in this release as a Technology Preview, it resolves several long-standing interoperability issues in multi-vendor environments; there is a technology preview of OpenOffice.org 2.0 included in the updates directory; a new yum included in CentOS 4.6 requires the installation of a metadata parser for yum.” See the complete release announcement for full details.

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 clean system that will upgrade ~ 94 packages and require downloading 138M:

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=============================================================================
Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
kernel                  i686       2.6.9-67.EL      base               12 M
kernel-smp              i686       2.6.9-67.EL      base               11 M
sos                     noarch     1.7-6.1          base              101 k
        replacing  sysreport.noarch 1.3.15-8
Updating:
OpenIPMI                i386       1.4.14-1.4E.20   base              195 k
OpenIPMI-libs           i386       1.4.14-1.4E.20   base              384 k
audit                   i386       1.0.15-3.el4_6.1  update            201 k
audit-libs              i386       1.0.15-3.el4_6.1  update             38 k
autofs                  i386       1:4.1.3-231      base              263 k
bash                    i386       3.0-19.6         base              1.7 M
bind-libs               i386       20:9.2.4-28.el4  base              569 k
bind-utils              i386       20:9.2.4-28.el4  base              141 k
binutils                i386       2.15.92.0.2-24   base              2.9 M
centos-release          i386       6:4-4.4          base               22 k
comps                   i386       2:4.6CENTOS-0.20071119  base              9.4 M
coreutils               i386       5.2.1-31.7       base              2.9 M
crash                   i386       4.0-4.3.0        base              1.4 M
dapl                    i386       1.2.1.1-7        base               58 k
db4                     i386       4.2.52-7.3.el4   base              1.5 M
device-mapper           i386       1.02.21-1.el4    base              535 k
diskdumputils           i386       1.4.1-2          base              109 k
dmraid                  i386       1.0.0.rc14-6_RHEL4_U5  base              691 k
e2fsprogs               i386       1.35-12.11.el4   base              774 k
elfutils                i386       0.97.1-5         base              136 k
elfutils-libelf         i386       0.97.1-5         base               38 k
ethtool                 i386       6-1              base               59 k
fontconfig              i386       2.2.3-13.el4     base              117 k
glibc                   i686       2.3.4-2.39       base              5.9 M
glibc-common            i386       2.3.4-2.39       base               16 M
gzip                    i386       1.3.3-17.rhel4   base               88 k
hal                     i386       0.4.2-7.EL4      base              153 k
hwdata                  noarch     0.146.33.EL-1    base              378 k
initscripts             i386       7.93.31.EL-2.centos4  base              1.1 M
kbd                     i386       1.12-2.el4.5     base              1.1 M
kernel-utils            i386       1:2.4-13.1.105   base              678 k
krb5-libs               i386       1.3.4-54         base              484 k
krb5-workstation        i386       1.3.4-54         base              824 k
kudzu                   i386       1.1.95.23-1      base              329 k
libgcc                  i386       3.4.6-9          base               64 k
libibverbs              i386       1.1.1-7          base               26 k
libmthca                i386       1.0.4-7          base               22 k
libpcap                 i386       14:0.8.3-12.el4  base              182 k
librdmacm               i386       1.0.1-7          base               16 k
libsdp                  i386       1:1.1.99-7       base               36 k
libselinux              i386       1.19.1-7.4       base               55 k
libstdc++               i386       3.4.6-9          base              283 k
lm_sensors              i386       2.8.7-2.40.5     base              426 k
lvm2                    i386       2.02.27-2.el4_6.1  update            2.0 M
man                     i386       1.5o1-11.el4     base              243 k
man-pages               noarch     1.67-14.el4      base              3.9 M
mdadm                   i386       1.12.0-5         base               94 k
mkinitrd                i386       4.2.1.13-1       base               95 k
ncurses                 i386       5.4-15.el4       base              1.6 M
net-snmp                i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.1  update            505 k
net-snmp-libs           i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.1  update            1.7 M
net-snmp-utils          i386       5.1.2-11.el4_6.11.1  update            157 k
netdump                 i386       0.7.16-14        base               16 k
nfs-utils               i386       1.0.6-84.EL4     base              192 k
nscd                    i386       2.3.4-2.39       base              134 k
nss_ldap                i386       226-20           base              1.1 M
numactl                 i386       0.6.4-1.40       base               39 k
openib                  i386       1.2-7            base              111 k
openldap                i386       2.2.13-8.el4_6.2  update            237 k
openssh                 i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.24  base              323 k
openssh-clients         i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.24  base              345 k
openssh-server          i386       3.9p1-8.RHEL4.24  base              211 k
openssl                 i686       0.9.7a-43.17.el4_6.1  base              1.1 M
pam                     i386       0.77-66.23       base              1.9 M
pam_krb5                i386       2.1.17-1         base               93 k
parted                  i386       1.6.19-19.EL     base              488 k
pcre                    i386       4.5-4.el4_6.6    update             59 k
pdksh                   i386       5.2.14-30.6      base              186 k
popt                    i386       1.9.1-23_nonptl  base               60 k
procmail                i386       3.22-14.1.el4    base              157 k
procps                  i386       3.2.3-8.9        base              188 k
python                  i386       2.3.4-14.4.el4_6.1  update            4.8 M
rhpl                    i386       0.148.6-1        base              291 k
rp-pppoe                i386       3.5-22.2.RHEL4.1  base               99 k
rpm                     i386       4.3.3-23_nonptl  base              651 k
rpm-libs                i386       4.3.3-23_nonptl  base              784 k
rpm-python              i386       4.3.3-23_nonptl  base               80 k
rpmdb-CentOS            i386       2:4.6-0.20071119  base               29 M
shadow-utils            i386       2:4.0.3-63.RHEL4  base              589 k
slocate                 i386       2.7-13.el4.8     base               41 k
sysstat                 i386       5.0.5-16.rhel4   base              115 k
system-config-network-tui  noarch     1.3.22.0.EL.4.4-1  base              1.4 M
tcp_wrappers            i386       7.6-37.4         base               97 k
tcpdump                 i386       14:3.8.2-12.el4  base              349 k
telnet                  i386       1:0.17-31.EL4.5  base               52 k
udev                    i386       039-10.19.el4    base              842 k
up2date                 i386       4.6.2-7.el4_6.1  update            1.8 M
util-linux              i386       2.12a-17.el4_6.1  update            1.5 M
vixie-cron              i386       4:4.1-49.EL4     base               81 k
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL     i386       6.8.2-1.EL.33    base              385 k
xorg-x11-libs           i386       6.8.2-1.EL.33    base              2.7 M
yum                     noarch     2.4.3-4.el4.centos  base              386 k
Installing for dependencies:
yum-metadata-parser     i386       1.0-8.el4.centos  base               23 k
Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      4 Package(s)
Update      92 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)
Total download size: 138 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

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