[CentOS-announce] CentOS-5.6 Continuous Release i386 and x86_64

Karanbir Singh kbsingh at centos.org
Mon Aug 15 20:23:27 EDT 2011

The CentOS-5.6 Continuous Release ( CR ) repository is now available on 
mirror.centos.org. This repository contains rpms to be included in the 
next CentOS-5.x release. Because these include security and bugfix 
updates, we strongly recommend everyone using CentOS-5 install and 
update their system using this repository.

Download and Install:

Installing the CR repository needs a manual step. You must download the 
correct centos-release-cr rpm and install it on your machine, this would 
setup the CentOS-CR.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/

md5: 67bbeb40cb77a91379847074667d2956
sha256: 50cd9f3d35b391a9009a9caae80182dcfccfa5abaf4ff4ef5f4d880bcf26b04c

md5: c447f54818a657a9dfd7fdd28a28cfcc
sha256: dab390a0fca17612e438b215fc90448ebcef982e96e25cbea8426f00edc8b7a5


- All rpms in the CR repo are signed with the main distro key

- We hope to have the 5.7 Release ready in the next 7 to 10 days

- All updates released since 5.7 upstream, will also be added to the CR 
repo in the next 24 hrs

- Once 5.7 is released, the 5.6/cr/ repositories will be removed ( they 
will not be available on vault.centos.org )

- We will create and test a migration path from 5.6/cr to 5.7/os. 
Everyone running regular updates will automatically be moved to the 5.7 
release repositories once they are available on the mirrors.

- Baseurl for the CR repo is set to only use centos.org internal 
machines, this is to reduce the amount of time we need to spend in 
seeding and then managing external mirrors.

- All contents in the CR repo will be announced into a separate 
announcement list; once 5.7 is released the announcements will be 
re-sent to the centos-announce list.

Comments and feedback are always welcome.


Karanbir Singh
The CentOS Project
irc: z00dax, #centos at irc.freenode.net

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