CentOS 5.2 Release Notes

1. Translations

Translations of these release notes are available for the following languages :

2. Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 5.2 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 vendors 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. The CentOS Project is now accepting donations using PayPal, please see our website at http://www.centos.org for more details. All donations to this project are used to cover bandwidth and development costs.

CentOS 5.2 is the second 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 at http://www.centos.org/docs/5/. The rest of this document is an addendum, and primarily covers CentOS-specific issues.

3. Install Media and sha1sum

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i386 ISOS and their sha1sum's are :

9e8da103db2217f10e07b0387edce09395723cbf  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-1of6.iso
e9d0a51d638caf1ed3adde834672d0f6a82cfd92  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-2of6.iso
1c120526624e0dda4800abc5548e88937b12aabb  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-3of6.iso
d774cf3bf6a28007e94969eea9dda44b95a5c249  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-4of6.iso
c4a94ebf2636e4868c2f72945dabe4a27c3f8301  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-5of6.iso
0dc6131171739709722e6c0a53953484f7940aec  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-6of6.iso
c89db7f5294465d593e7b02c232e0e9070111487  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-DVD.iso
30e212aacb1980445f2d9e683c1d18ddb02d0974  CentOS-5.2-i386-netinstall.iso

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x86_64 ISOS and their sha1sum's are :

94ca211d953bfafe010e9967d16e0380e0705845  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-1of7.iso
db1c88d5d699e1b65f11b39d830775df51b46a61  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-2of7.iso
4bec7760de0766e4500a2a28a4aa5d0f1b1ee757  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-3of7.iso
8f457db8454bfce9d2313808141f81aae6566294  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-4of7.iso
947ffb4f1828e995111f8d457e0ac7e795cc1080  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-5of7.iso
22155d06cc5a1b13cd52f2f9a19915b1340871df  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-6of7.iso
02fdbc48e789e4a6b7849028402f9ff03a75036c  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-7of7.iso
3e4bfcee28ec1c733e2726f23862910332b5195f  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso
10c0edba48bcd71f52f5941cbb6e50133c158345  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-netinstall.iso

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Torrent files and their sha1sum's are :

aacb74578a98593ceabeab5c99b5ff3a1c27c72a  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-DVD.torrent
b5e512bd4ed3671b90711ac04d6b38423d6d7ae9  CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-1to7.torrent
67ccaf21b9620f695a06e437cb695df5cfc23f7b  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-1to6.torrent
66263514382ed8b726ff94ec84bea149ec53c5f0  CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-DVD.torrent

4. Known Issues

5. Resolved Issues

6. Packages and Applications

6.1. New packages in 5.2 that were not present in 5.1

6.2. Packages that have been upgraded in 5.2 since the 5.1 release

6.3. Packages removed by upstream in 5.2 that were present in 5.1

6.4. Packages released as 5.1 updates with older packages on the 5.2 install media

These packages are now in the updates repository for CentOS 5.2.

6.5. Packages modified by CentOS

Note: Details of changes can be found in the package changelog. Its 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.

6.6. Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream

6.7. Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream

7. Community Involvement

As a CentOS user there are various ways you can help out with the CentOS community.

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, eg.

7.2. Mailinglists and Forums

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

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.

Copyright (C) 2008 CentOS



Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.2 (last edited 2008-12-23 07:49:17 by YoungHoonPark)