[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS-5.8 i386 and x86_64

Thu Mar 8 04:01:00 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.8 for
the i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-5.8 is based on the upstream EL 5.8 release and includes
packages from all variants including Server, Client, Virtualization,
and Clustering. All upstream repositories have been combined into one
to make it easier for end users to work with.

This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. The Release
Notes for CentOS-5.8 can be found on-line at :

Everyone is encouraged to look through them once. Also worth browsing
through are the CentOS FAQs:

Upgrading from CentOS-5.7 ( or CentOS-5.0/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.4/5.5/5.6):

If you are already running CentOS-5.7 or any older CentOS-5 version
then all you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :

'yum update'

Running 'yum list updates' before doing the update is recommended, so
you can get a list of packages that are going to be updated.

Downloading CentOS-5.8 for new installs:

When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. Not only
does it help the community and keeps mirrors from running up high
bandwidth bills, in most cases you will find its also the fastest means
to download the distro. There are currently over a hundred people
seeding CentOS-5 and it's possible to get upto 100mbps downloads via
these torrents.

While torrent files will do their own content checks, and only the right
torrent will register and download from torrent.centos.org - its very
important for your own security that an md5/sha1sum check is done on the
.torrent file itself, and ensure that only the torrent.centos.org
tracker is being used. Sha1sum's are more secure than md5's. Whenever
possible, use sha1sum's instead of md5.

Torrents (and signed md5, sha1, and sha256 sums) are available from
the standard iso download directory here:

-- Via direct download:
Due to bandwidth considerations the CentOS Project does not publish ISOs
directly from our network machines. However direct downloads are
available from external mirrors over http, ftp and rsync. A geoip
based list is available at http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5.8/isos/
to give you the best predictable match ( and only lists mirrors that are
updated already, so you don't need to waste time looking for a sync'd
mirror )

sha1sum for these ISOS:

f101e6d01bcfdd55f8ce2bb4a9a4c1dd6d5cc40e  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-1of7.iso
09bf6762895312dbef0810bc883457d5efe0b0a5  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-2of7.iso
246cec5bcf343f290d85ac00b51e2c2405fbe6e7  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-3of7.iso
cc7a91ade43e14dffbcc055b3ac7b09e7656f1e2  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-4of7.iso
58a55366cd6cbd7635d07263c66909f7ca807fe4  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-5of7.iso
6d49b5392e1d0576d0e382db297477ef397d4bc5  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-6of7.iso
adde0d2e49a7a5058b2b78d91a1f847e106e7af7  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-7of7.iso
a7291b58a4c15c12d8dba82c4ddb202c4c20d3a5  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
a1c3dee04c5d164c71541a4fe053b892b83a5dc7  CentOS-5.8-i386-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
9a0f80243cd7d77c138f3a61ae731346fc142782  CentOS-5.8-i386-netinstall.iso

9f3f13bacda39bf8ed62338ce3c098941e4a3f75  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-1of8.iso
df40740df4a7ce856d274e3c4dc9f0e93787a98c  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-2of8.iso
43a6edb7c4acd521f8ce66f5cb04e4d1c320cd93  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-3of8.iso
1addc401c013624b14225d37f7b87de82f5b4c22  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-4of8.iso
a9de8d8c4d136e82df3e91a341bdb178c7114fd0  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-5of8.iso
c015eb07aae8d8466e4e204fd1d2851272bcf15f  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-6of8.iso
6ea6b9af3dc2ae4d936fbcc9aea7f38bf5b972be  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-7of8.iso
e0adb9991fe6dfa5012e22cfaf5ec6d1897f5744  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-8of8.iso
0dd1f669f4ef6242a464e2dc4cfb4054e0c03893  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
e62a6538bb51db560d27b558bedbf2a5dc35eb0b  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
d692dc567d53f8f6e5e8cdc30acd1b85472cc218  CentOS-5.8-x86_64-netinstall.iso

Note about media:

DVD #2 on both i386 and x86_64 only contain Openoffice langpacks for
languages others than english. Therefore DVD#2 is only needed when
doing a desktop install, with the openoffice components selected
with other than English language support.

Sources and Debuginfo packages:

SRPMS and debuginfo packages are no longer on the main CentOS mirrors.

The are online now on the CentOS Vault (for SRPMS) or the CentOS Debug
server (for debuginfo files).  Here are the links:

SRPMS (vault):


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.

Some Friendly URLs :

A big thanks to everyone who contributed towards this release, including
  the translation teams, the qa team, the artwork team, the CentOS
Developers and all the users out there. And a special shout out to all
the donors who have contributed machines, bandwidth and infrastructure
towards the CentOS Project.


Johnny Hughes
CentOS Project { http://www.centos.org/ }
irc: hughesjr, #centos at irc.freenode.net

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