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CentOS 5.7 Release Notes

Last updated: Sept 14th, 2011

1. Translations

These release notes are available in the following languages:

2. Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 5.7 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 5.7 is the seventh 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 Notes. The rest of this document is an addendum and primarily covers CentOS-specific issues.

3. Install Media and sha1sum

i386 media and their sha1sums are:
6acbf1db3f4dce6dce7df15c54394a7cef6c3a7d  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-1of8.iso
241e5ea801b449ff59191c620db0a6b00b4aaaf5  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-2of8.iso
0955c2029c1839b1e3601bb4238a2cd6c84e9aca  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-3of8.iso
7e094a60e2ddb7904e425487b8c4936e464f10a5  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-4of8.iso
3eb0ee0b146140c4ef812d69fbc8712da1c0661d  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-5of8.iso
31b689247da34a58119b91821b13f70424e85a16  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-6of8.iso
468eb403bd111c77e47bf31693c544ecba2fac97  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-7of8.iso
18a43be42e159bf37deb87ce8636930ba7856f75  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-8of8.iso
e0eab4dd77c3ecc73080428beaa4ffe28984dc4b  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
29158f1fc82022164a1617ce625bce4cee2480e7  CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
3155e9f36dfccda5ce6cb1d60d07972b69ee6f0f  CentOS-5.7-i386-netinstall.iso

x86_64 media and their sha1sums are:

cb01b0fa28367e6179a6498c52e014c43188ca86  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-1of8.iso
fb76b1bdf39d0130fc774c086e26da4a36584ce4  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-2of8.iso
d0f56df3c0756649f8068fac81c1402784fc506e  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-3of8.iso
1c7c77100b30c6fec3ad824bc25526a48417d3df  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-4of8.iso
79f8dd2de38455418aae2eaa4a404314d0c3cfa7  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-5of8.iso
1d387fbfaf380c30ea90753c8311bf961e0f8394  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-6of8.iso
324540e8266bdb10649e07f27f1717342a3e66c4  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-7of8.iso
88c23f2d2dd78607e48041dc764ee6e6c1c11104  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-8of8.iso
53be2b60dfebeded1d5a0a81cab2845579a952eb  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
60a0e6093230c50f2d18730106ec5b8b3a200aa3  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
a50f28edeb6835ecb478406de1568993a128f208  CentOS-5.7-x86_64-netinstall.iso

4. Known Issues

5. Changes

5.1. New packages in 5.7 that were not present in 5.6

5.2. Packages that have been upgraded in 5.7 since the 5.6 release

5.3. Packages removed by upstream in 5.7 that were present in 5.6

5.4. Packages released as 5.6 updates with older packages on the 5.7 install media

These packages are now in the updates repository for CentOS 5.7.

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

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. 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 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.

Copyright (C) 2011 The CentOS Project

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