[CentOS] CentOS-4.2 is Released for i386, x86_64, ia64, s390, s390x and alpha architectures

T. V. Sivaraman tvsraman at ngri.res.in
Fri Oct 14 03:37:33 UTC 2005


Thanks very much.

Sivaraman.

Johnny Hughes wrote:

>The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of
>CentOS-4.2 in the following architectures:
>
>i386 - This distribution supports AMD (K6, K7, Thunderbird, Athlon,
>Athlon XP, Sempron), Pentium (Classic, Pro, II, III, 4, Celeron, M,
>Xeon), VIA (C3, Eden, Luke, C7) processors.
>
>x86_64 - This distribution supports AMD (Athlon 64, Opteron) and Intel
>Pentium (Xeon EM64T) processors.
>
>ia64 - This distribution supports Intel Itanium2 processors.
>
>s390 - This distribution supports IBM S/390 processors.
>
>s390x - This distribution supports IBM Z-Series servers.
>
>alpha - This distribution supports the DEC Alpha processor.
>
>There may be a separate release announcement for individual
>architectures. 
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Current CentOS 4 users may upgrade by using up2date or yum and the
>normal upgrade process using the following commands:
>
>yum upgrade
>
>or
>
>up2date -u
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>The CentOS specific release notes for this upgrade are available here:
>http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/os/i386/RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
>
>Documentation for CentOS 4 (including upstream release notes) is
>available here:
>http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/
>
>You may download the installation CD or DVD ISOs via bittorrent from
>this link:
>
>http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/isos/
>
>CD ISOs may also be downloaded via publicly available external mirrors:
>http://www.centos.org/mirrors/
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Major changes in this version of CentOS include:
>
>1.  Upgraded yum.  Yum has been upgraded to version 2.4.x, which adds a
>sqlite database backend for local metadata storage.  This allows yum
>updates to be much faster than they were previously.  The following
>packages are added or upgraded to facilitate the new yum:  createrepo,
>centos-yumconf, sqlite, sqlite-devel, python-elementtree, python-sqlite,
>python-urlgrabber, yum.
>
>2.  SystemTap.  CentOS-4.2 contains a technology preview release of
>SystemTap.  SystemTap is a dynamic system profiling framework.
>SystemTap is only included as a preview, and should not be used in
>production at this time. Please see the SystemTap website for more
>information:
>http://sourceware.org/systemtap/
>
>3. Updated and added packages.  There is a list of all packages either
>added or upgraded since CentOS 4.1 in the upstream release notes, please
>see the upstream release notes for your architecture for CentOS-4.2 on
>the CentOS documentation page:
>http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/
>
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>
>ISSUES:
>
>There is a known issue upstream when upgrading x86_64 servers.  The
>issue seems to be related to the new audit and kernel packages when
>performing an upgrade.  If you first install the new kernel and audit
>packages, then reboot and upgrade the rest of the packages, it seems to
>minimize this problem.  Please see this bug report:
>http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1037
>
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>
>Note: It may take a couple days for some of the mirrors to catch up.
>
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>
>Enjoy,
>
>The CentOS Team
>
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