CentOS 5.10 Release Notes

Last updated: October 18, 2013

1. Translations

These release notes are available in the following languages:

2. Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 5.10 release. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by our Upstream OS Provider (UOP)1.

CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendor's redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is a Free Operating System.

CentOS 5.10 is the tenth update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality. Before reading any further we advise you to read the UOP Release Notes and Technical Notes2. The rest of this document is an addendum and primarily covers CentOS-specific issues.

3. Install Media and sha1sums

sha1sum i386:
8f1decfde08f1263fd26d9f5840a5923fbc5884c  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-1of8.iso
7530e0bcf340f62efc8e1a68397da659031a34b1  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-2of8.iso
2245abc6675b6a49c16cd51d1b6d0595d92e9089  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-3of8.iso
7e0e9465a62dd22426f3f9e04bf4217b7577b6cf  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-4of8.iso
41468f3e32226ed77dad9df948f42c2f70dfa4a4  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-5of8.iso
2a47f2da632e86dddbb161c765c169563ae67577  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-6of8.iso
3a6a53718423742e1cb2f8c342c6fd633d3c1b3b  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-7of8.iso
9ba2cbb6341e4dfcf98d3482ff2490da65226ec8  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-8of8.iso
bb4e61210e1c0389fdf55c59bd2dd7bc957dd400  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
7e2de0f22474c269a5423f3021a640e5a7f89ace  CentOS-5.10-i386-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
05d9faf42a77b9e9eb9feeca4ee37c28f993eaab  CentOS-5.10-i386-netinstall.iso

sha1sum x86_64:
eb036ad8ccdfde7e0ca943ce92fc57eb35c065b3  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-1of9.iso
62b56c363623ec787e53a10ddd571278097045f8  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-2of9.iso
d0a54ef4f91cfd5a5fd02d01c5f23b62810d7767  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-3of9.iso
dfb77c8b389a144e7fb02156036ecb80e7a65325  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-4of9.iso
681886434235163d85f9e01c22f6afa672374736  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-5of9.iso
8d1dbd54897271e7e9961af1f221932ae32c7b0f  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-6of9.iso
8f11a74a7770ee3ab394c01f73f58a9400ad7fc4  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-7of9.iso
0c48bce2c60cbf2b26b6a0bd6a0746fd067c14de  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-8of9.iso
3bcdf650b3b94909a8ce89a29352e338069c54c0  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-9of9.iso
d8403b3fe4972eda3e147ee76d682a4a3beae1e1  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
e1a0df038b4dca1c3e0ddac5e2cb6f4ce36f55a6  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
0eaa8b1958132fa4dd9c7d7eb716a4e49f0802d6  CentOS-5.10-x86_64-netinstall.iso

4. Known Issues

5. Changes

5.1. New features

5.2. New packages in 5.10 that were not present in 5.9

5.3. Packages that have been upgraded in 5.10 since the 5.9 release

5.4. Packages removed by upstream in 5.10 that were present in 5.9

5.5. Packages released as 5.9 updates with older packages on the 5.10 install media

These packages are now in the updates repository for CentOS 5.10.

6. Changes made by CentOS

6.1. Packages modified by CentOS

Note: Details of changes can be found in the package changelog. It's also important to keep in mind that most of these packages are only changed to remove upstream branding, as required by their terms of use.

6.2. Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream

Note: These packages deal with subscriptions to RHN and are not applicable to CentOS

6.3. Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream

7. How to help and get help

As a CentOS user there are various ways you can help out with the CentOS community. Take a look at our Contribute page for further information on how to get involved.

7.1. Special Interest Groups

CentOS consists of different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring together people with similar interests. The following SIGs already exist:

And we encourage people to join any of these SIGs or start up a new SIG, e.g.

7.2. Mailing lists and Fora

Another way you can help others in the community is by actively helping and resolving problems that users come up against in the mailinglists and the fora.

7.3. Wiki and Website

Even as an inexperienced CentOS user we can use your help. Because we like to know what problems you encountered, if you had problems finding specific information, how you would improve documentation so it becomes more accessible. This kind of feedback is as valuable to others as it would have been to you so your involvement is required to make CentOS better.

So if you want to help out and improve our documentation and wiki, register on the wiki or subscribe to the centos-docs mailinglist.

8. Further Reading

The following websites contain large amounts of information to help people with their CentOS systems :

9. Thanks

We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product and would like to specifically acknowledge the extra effort made by some very dedicated members of the QA Team. Fabian Arrotin, Akemi Yagi, Athmane Madjoudj, Manuel Wolfshant, Jeff Sheltren, Anssi Johansson and Christoph Galuschka were instrumental in enabling us to release 5.10 this quickly.

Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.10 (last edited 2014-04-25 14:17:26 by AnssiJohansson)