CentOS 5.7 Release Notes
Last updated: Sept 14th, 2011
- Install Media and sha1sum
- Known Issues
- Changes made by CentOS
- How to help and get help
- Further Reading
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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
As of CentOS 5.7 the installation kit is split into two DVDs. If you need the additional language packs for OpenOffice (OOo), you can no longer just loop mount the DVD iso and run an install from it. You will either need to do a 'cp -al' and regenerate the metadata or install the langpack packages after the rest of the system. Installs not requiring the additional OOo language packs should run using only DVD#1.
- CentOS-5.7-i386-bin-8of8.iso ( the last image of the CD set for the i386 architecture ) is empty and therefore not needed for any type of installation
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
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:
Artwork - create and improve artwork for CentOS releases and promotion
Promotion - help promoting CentOS online or at events
Virtualization - unite people around virtualization in CentOS
And we encourage people to join any of these SIGs or start up a new SIG, e.g.
- Alpha, S390, Sparc and PPC port - help with porting CentOS to other architectures
- Hardware compatibility - provide feedback about specific hardware
- RPM Packaging - contribute new useful RPM packages
- Translation - help translating the documentation, website and wiki content
7.2. Mailinglists and 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 :
Upstream release notes and documentation : http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/index.html
We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product.
Copyright (C) 2011 The CentOS Project