[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1810) on armhfp aarch64 i386 ppc64 ppc64le and power9

Pablo Sebastián Greco pgreco at centosproject.org
Tue Sep 17 13:23:51 UTC 2019


I am pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 
(1908) for across our alternative architectures. Effectively 
immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 7 and is 
tagged as 1908, derived
from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.

As always, read through the Release Notes at : 
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS7 - these notes 
contain important information about the release and details about some 
of the content inside the release from the CentOS QA team. These notes 
are updated constantly to include issues and incorporate feedback from 
the users.

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Updates, Sources, and DebugInfos

Updates released since the upstream release are all posted, across all 
architectures. We strongly recommend every user apply all updates, 
including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux 7 
machine by just running 'yum update'.

As with all CentOS Linux 7 components, this release was built from 
sources hosted at git.centos.org. In addition, SRPMs that are a 
byproduct of the build (and also considered critical in the code and 
buildsys process) are being published to match every binary RPM we 
release. Sources will be available from vault.centos.org in their own 
dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs. Since 
there is far less traffic to the CentOS source RPMs compared with the 
binary RPMs, we are not putting this content on the main mirror network. 
If users wish to mirror this content they can do so using the reposync 
command available in the yum-utils package. All CentOS source RPMs are 
signed with the same key used to sign their binary counterparts. 
Developers and end users looking at inspecting and contributing patches 
to the CentOS Linux distro will find the code hosted at git.centos.org 
far simpler to work against. Details on how to best consume those are 
documented along with a quick start at : http://wiki.centos.org/Sources

Debuginfo packages are also being signed and pushed. Yum configs shipped 
in the new release file will have all the context required for debuginfo 
to be available on every CentOS Linux install.

This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 
7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their 
machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to handle 
stale content is included in the Release Notes.

Note that older content, obsoleted by newer versions of the same 
applications are trim'd off from repos like Extras/ and Plus/ However 
this time we have also extended this to the sIG content hosted at 
mirror.centos.org, and some older End of Life content has been dropped.

Everything we ever release, is always available on the vault service for 
people still looking for and have a real need for it.

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Special notes

Altarch kernel, with RedHat's decision to deprecate power9 and aarch64 
releases, we had to decide on how to continue, and the consensus was to 
keep building those arches along with the others, while updating kernel 
to the one used in RHEL8. Tests have been great and we're expecting to 
continue with this path.

Armhfp kernel was rebased to 4.19.x, allowing us to support many more 
boards, this was done in conjunction with the uboot rebase to 2019.07
A last minute addition in the armhfp arch was the inclusion of the 
tech-preview images for RaspberryPi4, using kernel 4.19.x from the 
raspberrypi foundation.


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Download

In order to conserve donor bandwidth, and to make it possible to get the 
mirror content sync'd out as soon as possible, we recommend using 
torrents to get your initial installer images:

Details on the images are available on the mirrors in a file called 
0_README.txt next to the isos. That file clearly highlights the 
difference in the images, and when one might be more suitable than the 
others.

Altarch images can be downloaded at :
http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/

sha256sum for ppc64
23c1b456089d0523c67779557dc4f6728abf0e0259abdca1211f54261922b0ea 
CentOS-7-ppc64-Everything-1908.iso
be52b57437bf664750b35d758115db3ef983385a04227efd6b62222b174ecf11 
CentOS-7-ppc64-Minimal-1908.iso
455c4d2539af5e9f8138c3cdf2fc7c51394a26e11a90b32134956a1068c97640 
CentOS-7-ppc64-NetInstall-1908.iso

sha256sum for ppc64le
0418cffa40d9259a2aee4ab3535231076e460defe67e71f2feff2c48d6cac2f9 
CentOS-7-ppc64le-Everything-1908.iso
c4ca20878b3af1e16bf0d83eeeea63ea930cb9ec28212f7079191cfce4d05ee2 
CentOS-7-ppc64le-Minimal-1908.iso
43114f8689847a722370be8e65615806865eaaf1f0dd7b9c209e5c123b1c667d 
CentOS-7-ppc64le-NetInstall-1908.iso

sha256sum for power9:
f64302ea062fd81cd9de202ec22ac0bea466616d7e24b6e55f57047edb7f67b1 
CentOS-7-power9-Everything-1908.iso
20364062f12c04ab4e5e7f57c5e735de11c030b85ad001bc91ce5cf91e3bdcd8 
CentOS-7-power9-Minimal-1908.iso
6072ecf3a43dd49c678b393ebb2903c755d23942a429f148a7a5dae7a74c2a0d 
CentOS-7-power9-NetInstall-1908.iso

sha256sum for i386:
e9013f236ec7282686a072ef82ebc8a67c039753f4d250632f06c556c891747d 
CentOS-7-i386-Everything-1908.iso
a280232f79bb2bd4b852d12ce88c283002b1019738dd0b0e08c20c28ebdfdbd6 
CentOS-7-i386-Minimal-1908.iso
ae6cf343b85f0bf2ee274033595f379c591bbad1f737191d838ac181af67758f 
CentOS-7-i386-NetInstall-1908.iso

shasum256 for aarch64 / ArmServer:
2b0c79d5fec09bf1b88782ac58c9c048cc988ffd884bcd59b6f7ba22c69203cb 
CentOS-7-aarch64-Everything-1908.iso
079123767bf3f59f1cf4daf5f9c030c5f251267d6ea5abd49d63a44997d7db19 
CentOS-7-aarch64-Minimal-1908.iso
6ffa7ad44e8716e4cd6a5c3a85ba5675a935fc0448c260f43b12311356ba85ad 
CentOS-7-aarch64-NetInstall-1908.iso

sha256sums for armhfp:

ae4a7201728c1340f90d3fb59a596d458723fd04274a9e1d5e54e01325770c76 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-GNOME-1908-sda.raw.xz
32a4f4069fded5099ca233ba82f8849c3334f69ae14ef7b366d5754cadf360b0 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-KDE-1908-sda.raw.xz
1bfed288b3b4ba82fb4977f7ac7f0f53812477bbf46f8b37fcae547a82059e74 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-Minimal-1908-sda.raw.xz
2eb0539458be587e18665c008a1a76de5698d2413a7e20aab5235a7d7b954fd2 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-GNOME-1908-sda.raw.xz
d8c34498711dd621e7e070f0d2a4bedc854887f7f04d8d99a43e77dc11619708 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-KDE-1908-sda.raw.xz
a8ad9919b1b4d46792afc6c7804598aa8eb823256e37d677ba74a3fb830e940e 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-1908-sda.raw.xz
116a151547c94856b279191e8b0b43780113f33e3a2055f02f45376372c059b0 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-4-1908-sda.raw.xz
a8fa72e33375a8b126438ffb3c52d9b2d1f98d972eba65a8dc1d6ff4eef33402 
CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RootFS-Minimal-1908-sda.raw.xz


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Additional Images

The container, Vagrant, Cloud and Atomic Host images are being prepared 
and will be released in the next few days. Look for an announcement 
posted to the centos-announce list for more information on availability 
for these in the coming days.

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Getting Help

The CentOS ecosystem is sustained by community driven help and guidance. 
The best place to start for new users is at 
http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp

We are also on social media, you can find the project:
on Twitter at  : http://twitter.com/CentOSProject
on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/
on LinkedIn at : https://www.linkedin.com/groups/22405

And you will find the core team and a majority of the contributors on 
irc, on freenode.net in #centos ; talking about the finer points of 
distribution engineering and platform enablement.

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Contributors

This release was made possible due to the hard work of many people, 
foremost on that list are the Red Hat Engineers for producing a great 
distribution and the CentOS QA team, without them CentOS Linux would 
look very different. Many of the team went further and beyond 
expectations to bring this release to you, and I would like to thank 
everyone for their help.

We are also looking for people to get involved with the QA process in 
CentOS, if you would like to join this please introduce yourself on the 
centos-devel list (http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel ).

Finally, please join me in thanking the donors who all make this 
possible for us.

Enjoy the fresh new release!

-- 
Pablo Greco



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