[CentOS] RHEL 6 Officially Released

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Nov 11 11:55:29 EST 2010


On 11/11/2010 10:10 AM, Götz Reinicke - IT-Koordinator wrote:
> Am 11.11.10 15:53, schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
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>> On 11/11/2010 01:06 AM, Götz Reinicke - IT-Koordinator wrote:
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>>> Am 10.11.10 23:54, schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
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>>>> On 11/10/2010 04:33 PM, Connie Sieh wrote:
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>>>>> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
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>>>>>> On 11/10/2010 02:43 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
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>>>>>>> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 02:40:52PM -0600, Matt wrote:
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>>>>>>>> What does 6 bring with it?  Anything new in virtualization and
>>>>>>>> cloud computing?
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>>>>>>> http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/details/
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>>>>>> I don't see here what version of BIND is included.  Anyone know?
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>>>>>        bind-9.7.0-5.P2
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>>>>> To determine other versions the src.rpm's are located at
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>>>>> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/enterprise/6/en/source/SRPMS/
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>>>> And what are the minimum system requirements?  Will we still be able to
>>>> install this on a 256Mb system for example?
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>>> http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
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>> Great!  Now I know what to look for I can put the right search string
>> into google to get this page!
>>
>> Well that has the information I was looking for except....
>>
>> It says there that RHEL 5's minimum memory is 512Mb.  Last week I
>> installed Centos 5.5 on a test system with 256Mb with a 1Gb of cache:
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>> # free
>>               total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
>> Mem:        254124     235864      18260          0       5952      97668
>> -/+ buffers/cache:     132244     121880
>> Swap:      1052248     151876     900372
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>> So I hope that Centos 6 will continue to be installable on a 256Mb
>> system.  It does not pay to replace the memory on these test systems.  I
>> can pick up 1Gb used SFF systems for about the same price as 512Mb
>> memory for these old boxes.
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> I just tried to install RH EL 6 on a virtual mashine with 256 MB. Just
> after the installer boots it says 'You do not have enough RAM to install
> ....'

Given a comment that RHEL 6 is based on FC13, I am going to try 
installing FC13 on one of my 256 test systems, but I suspect it will be 
time to send those systems off to the recyclers....  Maybe someone will 
take them and put DSL or some such on them.



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