[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1804) on armhfp

Fabian Arrotin arrfab at centos.org
Thu May 10 07:27:21 UTC 2018


I am pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7
(1804) for armhfp compatible machines.

This is the current release for CentOS Linux
7 and is tagged as 1804, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

== Download
You can download new images for armhfp boards on
http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/armhfp/

Images and sha256sums :

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-GNOME-1804-sda.raw.xz
16ff588e04fae393671da6cc1336088201f5c633d66e519345eaf4b60e2818c3

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-KDE-1804-sda.raw.xz
950340fd8aec24651788897382f76d360c19a7f83c08dc9390637880413690f7

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-Minimal-1804-sda.raw.xz
1a9823b3148285a8aa8f07f49c23b4e6299aaa1f225d15334501687fb9c44398

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-GNOME-1804-sda.raw.xz
23c3ec15d72e7b1934fa63ae1a7c8f4071f952c2d2c07da39c625e2559b86ccf

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-KDE-1804-sda.raw.xz
f9ed70539ad4579a7ae7bbad777e4a2614ad9df13bfb577ac2de0c72dee9e7c1

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-1804-sda.raw.x
962264b4387a10cfd058b12b7ed1490fd3f65c9276c10a37c6746ffaabcc83f2


== What's new (specific to armhfp)
As before, CentOS 7 userland for armhfp is still built from the CentOS 7
distribution, with some modified, added (or removed) packages.

Here are some highlights for the 7.5.1804 release :
- Kernel (for both rpi2/3 and generic boards) was bumped to 4.14.x (LTS
version) to also follow the i386 AltArch kernel.
- uboot images were updated to version 2018.03 to support more boards
- we have now variants other than "minimal" (so GNOME and KDE)
- selinux is working in enforcing mode and not in permissive mode by
default so there is no need anymore to relabel filesystem and reboot)

We have also changed the way we built the armhfp images, so please
consider reading the dedicated wiki page to understand which steps are
now mandatory to ensure that your armhfp will boot correctly (basically
setting up uboot)

More informations/details on the dedicated wiki page :
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/armhfp

== Getting help
If you are searching for help, or would like to help the CentOS
altarch/armhfp ecosystem, feel free to subscribe to the CentOS arm-dev
list (https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/arm-dev) or chat with us
in #centos-arm on irc.freenode.net

== Special thank you message
I'd like to say thank you to Pablo Greco, who helped a lot for this
release, with all the hard work he did during the CentOS 7.4.1708 days
to catch up with all the packages that weren't able to build, work that
permits now to have a armhfp release set as close as possible with the
upstream x86_64 one. Kudos !

-- 
Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | https://www.centos.org
gpg key: 56BEC54E | twitter: @arrfab

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