[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS-6.2 i386 and x86_64

Tue Dec 20 18:27:59 UTC 2011
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.2
for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.2
are available at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.2 -
we recommend everyone looks through those once.

CentOS-6.2 is based on the upstream release EL 6.2 and includes packages
from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into
one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

All updates released since upstream 6.2 release are also released to the
CentOS-6.2 mirrors. With this release we are now back to a regular,
managed and tested release path and time scales. However, for the time
being, we are going to retain the CR/ repo in the event its needed in
the future to push ahead-of-release updates.

Upgrading from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5:

We recommend everyone run through a reinstall rather than attempt an
inplace upgrade from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5

Downloading CentOS-6.2 for new installs:

When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. In most
cases you will find its also the fastest means to download the distro.
There are currently over a thousand  people seeding CentOS-6 and it's
possible to get upto 400mbps downloads via these torrents.

Torrent files for the DVD's are available at :

You can also use a mirror close to you :

Most mirrors will allow direct DVD downloads over http, ftp and rsync.

Please keep in mind that not all mirrors are currently updated, some
might take upto another 24 hours before they have all the content.

sha1sum for the CentOS-6.2 ISOS:

ad741581b3d3969bcf867cf1e47160902c8876f6  CentOS-6.2-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
6131d4c8ca2be77a25eaf1c61f94c7500786e683  CentOS-6.2-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
353d7e070a4cfc34148f9610b05cf1c55ad4fa57  CentOS-6.2-i386-minimal.iso
02444d6984089d9fc16ca989781482c8202357f0  CentOS-6.2-i386-netinstall.iso

d97377c83fab7493dbd1c2e04dab29c8ba6cd351  CentOS-6.2-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
7eac42c403725891b53cd899f0ef7560dc3a9d72  CentOS-6.2-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso
10b26ce414af86be26f3a47dcc76d8f81e333979  CentOS-6.2-x86_64-minimal.iso
4858a8870cc5048876edd51dead25b9c718fcfbe  CentOS-6.2-x86_64-netinstall.iso

Sources and Debuginfo packages:

SRPMS and debuginfo packages are released to vault.centos.org - A
separate announcement will be send through about how we are changing the
way we handle srpms and debuginfo rpms from here on in order to improve
the overall user experience.

Getting Help:

The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS is at the wiki
( http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp ) which lists various options and
communities who might be able to help. If you think there is a bug in
the system, do report it at http://bugs.centos.org/ - but keep in mind
that the bugs system is *not* a support mechanism.

Contributing and joining the project:

We are always looking for people to join and help with various things in
the project. If you are keen to help out a good place to start is the
wiki page at http://wiki.centos.org/Contribute . If you have questions
or a specific area you would like to contribute towards that is not
covered on that page, feel free to drop in on
#centos-devel at irc.freenode.net for a chat or email the centos-devel list

Thanks to everyone who contributed towards making 6.2, specially the
enormous effort put in by everyone on the QA team - right on the heels
of the 6.1 release. And the excellent work being done on the

I would personally like to thank my wife, who puts up with all sorts of
strange work hours and sacrifices personal time, often, in favour of
letting me put in more efforts into CentOS.


Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
The CentOS Project {http://www.centos.org}
irc: z00dax at irc.freenode.net ( #centos, #centos-devel )