[CentOS] CentOS-announce Digest, Vol 13, Issue 9

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Today's Topics:

   1. CentOS 4.3 is Released for i386, x86_64, and ia64 (Johnny Hughes)
   2. CESA-2006:0266-01: Important CentOS 2 i386 gnupg	security
      update (John Newbigin)
   3. CESA-2006:0208-7: Low CentOS 2 i386 glibc	enhancement update
      (John Newbigin)
   4. CESA-2005:206-8: Low CentOS 2 i386 bash bug fix	update
      (John Newbigin)
   5. CESA-2005:145-12: Low CentOS 2 i386 dos2unix and unix2dos bug
      fix update (John Newbigin)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 07:00:21 -0600
From: Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
Subject: [CentOS-announce] CentOS 4.3 is Released for i386, x86_64,
	and ia64
To: CentOS-Announce <centos-announce at centos.org>
Message-ID: <1142946021.6032.227.camel at myth.home.local>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of
CentOS-4.3 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 64 (Athlon 64, Opteron) and
Intel Pentium (Xeon EM64T) processors.

ia64 - This distribution supports Intel Itanium2 processors.

There may be a separate release announcement for individual
architectures. 

(Note:  CentOS -4.3 for s390, s390x, alpha, ppc, sparc is in progress
and will be announced later)

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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 ISOs (http, ftp, bittorrent) or DVD
ISOs (bittorrent only) from this link:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/isos/

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MD5SUM values for CentOS ISOs

The md5sum values for the latest CentOS ISOs can be obtained from these
links:

i386:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.3/isos/i386/md5sum.asc

x86_64:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.3/isos/x86_64/md5sum.asc

ia64:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.3/isos/ia64/md5sum.asc

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Major changes in this version of CentOS include:

1.  Upgraded update system.  The CentOS Project has designed a new
update system to deal with the issues that we had during the last CentOS
4 update cycle.  This new system provides more that 100 total mirrors
for updates and picks geographically close and non-stale mirrors based
on our master server's content.  It provides failover capability, so if
a mirror is unavailable another will be chosen. Combined with the
optional yum-plugin-fastestmirror, it will also pick the mirror that has
the fastest connection to your location.

The new update system uses yum only.  Up2date will work for updates, but
does not provide any of the new functionality, therefore yum is the
recommended way for you to do CentOS updates.

To utilize the new update system with yum, you first need to update yum
and centos-yumconf to the latest versions.  These updates were released
for CentOS 4 on February 16th (CEEA:2006:0216-001, centos-yumconf) and
February 20th (CEBA:2006:0220-001, yum), so you may already have them.

You can check to see if you have the new yum and centos-yumconf with
with command:

rpm -q yum centos-yumconf

If you have the below listed files, you are ready to use the new update
system:

yum-2.4.2-2.centos4
centos-yumconf-4-4.5

If you have earlier versions of either program, you should be able to
upgrade them with the command:

yum upgrade yum centos-yumconf

Note:  If you have previously modified your /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-
Base.repo file, a file named /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo.rpmnew
will be created.  If you want to use the new update system, this file
should be copied to CentOS-Base.repo.  An example of the new
default /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo file should look like is
available here:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/CentOS-Base.repo

For more info on the update system, including how to install yum-plugin-
fastestmirror, see:
http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=118

2.  Frysk, InfiniBand Architecture (IBA), and z/VM hypervisor issues are
discussed in the upstream release notes.  CentOS has support for these
items as well.  For more information see upstream release notes for your
architecture for CentOS-4.3 on the CentOS documentation page:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/

3. Updated and added packages.  There is a list of all packages either
added or upgraded since CentOS-4.2 in the upstream release notes, please
see the upstream release notes for your architecture for CentOS-4.3 on
the CentOS documentation page:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/

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ISSUES:

1.  There is a known upstream issue with recompiling anaconda with the
new version of newt that is included in CentOS-4.3.  If you need to
build anaconda from the SRPM, you will need to downgrade your newt to
newt-0.51.6-5.  Please see this bug report:
http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1251

2.  There is a known upstream issue with the ypserver rpm that was
provided for EL4 update 3 (ypserv-2.13-9). This is a major issue as it
broke NIS authentication.  The CentOS team rolled in a patch to the
ypserver version on the install CD to fix this issue
(ypserv-2.13-9.centos4).  Subsequently, a new version of ypserver was
release (ypserv-2.13-11) and is available in the updates for CentOS-4.3.
Please see this bug report:
http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1253

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To stay current with CentOS:

Visit our website at http://www.centos.org

Join the CentOS mailing list at:
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos

Join various team members on IRC at irc.freenode.net #centos

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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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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:54:57 +1100
From: John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>
Subject: [CentOS-announce] CESA-2006:0266-01: Important CentOS 2 i386
	gnupg	security update
To: centos-announce at centos.org
Message-ID: <44208441.1070306 at ict.swin.edu.au>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

The following errata for CentOS-2 have been built and uploaded to the
centos mirror:

RHSA-2006:0266-01 Important: gnupg security update

Files available:
gnupg-1.0.7-16.i386.rpm

More details are available from the RedHat web site at
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html

The easy way to make sure you are up to date with all the latest patches
is to run:
# yum update

-- 
John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.ict.swin.edu.au/staff/jnewbigin










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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:11:40 +1100
From: John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>
Subject: [CentOS-announce] CESA-2006:0208-7: Low CentOS 2 i386 glibc
	enhancement update
To: centos-announce at centos.org
Message-ID: <4420882C.4010501 at ict.swin.edu.au>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

The following errata for CentOS-2 have been built and uploaded to the
centos mirror:

RHEA-2006:0208-7 glibc enhancement update

Files available:
glibc-2.2.4-32.23.i386.rpm
glibc-common-2.2.4-32.23.i386.rpm
glibc-devel-2.2.4-32.23.i386.rpm
glibc-profile-2.2.4-32.23.i386.rpm
nscd-2.2.4-32.23.i386.rpm
glibc-2.2.4-32.23.i686.rpm


More details are available from the RedHat web site at
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html

The easy way to make sure you are up to date with all the latest patches
is to run:
# yum update

-- 
John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.ict.swin.edu.au/staff/jnewbigin










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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:11:45 +1100
From: John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>
Subject: [CentOS-announce] CESA-2005:206-8: Low CentOS 2 i386 bash bug
	fix	update
To: centos-announce at centos.org
Message-ID: <44208831.2060001 at ict.swin.edu.au>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

The following errata for CentOS-2 have been built and uploaded to the
centos mirror:

RHBA-2005:206-8 bash bug fix update

Files available:
bash-2.05-8.6.i386.rpm
bash-doc-2.05-8.6.i386.rpm


More details are available from the RedHat web site at
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html

The easy way to make sure you are up to date with all the latest patches
is to run:
# yum update

-- 
John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.ict.swin.edu.au/staff/jnewbigin









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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:11:49 +1100
From: John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>
Subject: [CentOS-announce] CESA-2005:145-12: Low CentOS 2 i386
	dos2unix and unix2dos bug fix update
To: centos-announce at centos.org
Message-ID: <44208835.6010201 at ict.swin.edu.au>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed

The following errata for CentOS-2 have been built and uploaded to the
centos mirror:

RHBA-2005:145-12 dos2unix and unix2dos bug fix update

Files available:
dos2unix-3.1-7.EL.22.i386.rpm
unix2dos-2.2-12.EL.25.i386.rpm


More details are available from the RedHat web site at
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html

The easy way to make sure you are up to date with all the latest patches
is to run:
# yum update

-- 
John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.ict.swin.edu.au/staff/jnewbigin









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