CentOS 6.5 Release Notes

Last updated: February 26, 2014

1. Translations

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

2. Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 6.5 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.

We have decided not to follow the UOP's usage of Installation Codes. All 'channels' are available to the System Administrator at time of installation.

Similar to the practice of the upstream vendor, there is no supported path to 'upgrade' an installation of a prior major CentOS release (presently CentOS 5) to a new major release. This is not a CentOS imposed limitation, but rather reflects the upstream's approach on this matter. People who feel adventuresome and want to experiment are reminded to take and test backups first. As a note to people who attempt the upgrade in spite of this warning, such as by the unsupported upgradeany option from the media install command line, please note that you will need to manually retrieve the current centos-release package, manually do a rpm -e --nodeps removal of the prior centos-release package, and then manually install the CentOS 6 centos-release package, before yum can have any chance of working properly.

The continuous release (CR) repository makes generally available packages that will appear in the next point release of CentOS, on a testing and hotfix basis until formally released.

Please read through the other sections before trying an install or reporting an issue.

3. Install Media and sha1sum

sha1sum i386:

   67ea68068ae53d1f23431072ec0288b3e1abfe4d  CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
   70fe3b01ce8133fa7e6e7dbfcb9f1acdb1e9981f  CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
   3cf41ef12362ad363ff0650c703d3d045bcbfa7a  CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.iso
   73d6444e2576e1169035d2444f872ff622ed85b6  CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveDVD.iso
   4f900bba81d0e3c5cc5354a94984ed2fa03d4061  CentOS-6.5-i386-minimal.iso
   e2e637dfbb08c04a478362733ee906ba9485771d  CentOS-6.5-i386-netinstall.iso

sha1sum x86_64:

   32c7695b97f7dcd1f59a77a71f64f2957dddf738  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
   25e5de362ba6c75d793dbeb060b27ba1865cb5df  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso
   690ccc84926a46152543a3cad57d983c9004638d  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.iso
   3ac5eb9a6dcbf5f2b4cfd2432cccd84cd722840d  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso
   f21a71e8e31df73297bdd1ccd4a64a36831284bd  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso
   3a9662cb65f9d59677d76acfdb73289da43b4599  CentOS-6.5-x86_64-netinstall.iso

4. Major changes

5. Deprecated Features

6. Known Issues

7. Fixed Issues

8. Packages and Applications

8.1. Packages modified by CentOS

8.2. Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream

8.3. Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream

8.4. Packages released as 6.4 updates with older packages on the 6.5 install media

9. Sources

All CentOS sources are now hosted at vault.centos.org:

10. 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.

10.1. 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.

10.2. Mailinglists 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 mailing lists and the fora.

10.3. 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 mailing list.

11. Further Reading

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

12. Thanks

We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product and would like to specifically acknowledge the extra effort made by the QA Team. Without them working almost 24/7 we couldn't have released this as fast as we did.

Copyright (C) 2013 The CentOS Project


Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.5 (last edited 2014-03-04 14:02:19 by CleberSouza)