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CentOS 6.10 Release Notes

Last updated: July 3rd, 2018

1. Translations

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

2. Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 6.10 release. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat1. You can read our official product announcement for this release here

CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to be functionally compatible. CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.

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.

NOTE: There is NO mechanism to pick only partial upgrades of packages to CentOS-6.10. All packages and updates to the 6.10 tree are built against the 6.10 tree and may not work correctly with older 6.x packages. If you want some packages in 6.10, please upgrade all packages. You will have issues if you perform only partial updates.

3. Install Media and sha256sum

sha256sum x86_64:
a68e46970678d4d297d46086ae2efdd3e994322d6d862ff51dcce25a0759e41c  CentOS-6.10-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
723ca530171faf29728b8fe7bb6d05ca2ceb6ba9e09d73ed89f2c0ff693e77a5  CentOS-6.10-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso
7c0dee2a0494dabd84809b72ddb4b761f9ef92b78a506aef709b531c54d30770  CentOS-6.10-x86_64-minimal.iso
56f7b078a3b443095ba006cdc85319c691251cda98c5d73d12ef6db7aff6b4c1  CentOS-6.10-x86_64-netinstall.iso
1375342d72579d0816ad60a8a27c1acfa81d18fbe7cef20cbd08c8fedd2fa475  CentOS-6.10-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso

sha256sum i386:
25d95b3f178e59bd672fa97e043a9191cbf73bb6cd12f5df9b540fa88076cae8  CentOS-6.10-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
64967808de00d8d6426a24c98c7239d30bcb99fa177736b72bacf9e22c85aeab  CentOS-6.10-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
cfa7d1808ab1ef4821276b18e05f4a4a7d15560a6a2d8e31caf2fa07fd4cd252  CentOS-6.10-i386-minimal.iso
54cb419451db9cb97ea1128739156803e9b3fef10a61248eac6a31708e3355e0  CentOS-6.10-i386-netinstall.iso
d94892863c113acd633f169e84870dae8bbb9b57b873e06d38e99c7b73c52ce7  CentOS-6.10-i386-LiveDVD.iso

4. Major changes

5. Deprecated Features

The following device drivers have been deprecated, they may be removed in future releases and will not receive updates:

The following controllers from the megaraid_sas driver have been deprecated:

The following controllers from the be2iscsi driver have been deprecated:

NOTE: Deprecated drivers SHOULD still function in CentOS 6 until EOL, they will likely not be supported in future versions of CentOS (ie, CentOS 7)

The following packages have been deprecated and may be removed in future releases of CentOS 6. They will no longer receive updates:

The following items have seen some or all items removed from the upstream source code:

TLS compression support has been removed from NSS to prevent security risks.

Mozilla no longer includes code signing trust attributes in their CA trust list. The ca-certificates package has been modified to reinclude those code signing trust attributes by default. The ca-legacy command can be used to select whether the unmodified Mozilla CA trust list should be used or not.

ipt and xt actions have been dropped from iproute due to long-standing issues with those actions.

Please see the Red Hat Technical Notes for more details concerning deprecated and removed functionality.

6. Known Issues

7. Packages and Applications

7.1. Packages modified by CentOS

7.2. Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream

7.3. Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream

7.4. Packages released as 6.9 updates with older packages on the 6.10 install media

8. Sources

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

9. 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.

9.1. 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.

9.2. 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.

9.3. 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.

10. Further Reading

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

11. 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) 2018 The CentOS Project

2023-09-11 07:22