[Centos] CentOS-2 update 5

Wed Aug 18 23:20:55 UTC 2004
John Newbigin <jn at it.swin.edu.au>

CentOS-2 update 5 is about to be released.  As of update 5, Netscape 4.8 
will be removed from the distribution.  The currently shipped version of 
Netscape 4.8 has security flaws and should not be used.

Users of CentOS-2 should uninstall the Netscape packages and switch to 
using mozilla.  For more information see RHSA-2004:429-01

Also, in order to easily identify packages which have been modified for 
CentOS-2, the release suffix .c2.release will be appended to the 
existing release.  All packages which currently are missing this suffix 
will be reissued with the new suffix.  The suffix release will always 
start at 1 and be incremented if a package needs to be reissues with 
only centos changes.  When the original release is increased, the centos 
release will start again at 1.

This is part of a new automated procedure which should result in 
reproducible modifications which will speed up the release of errata for 
modified packages and cut down on errors in the modification process.


John Newbigin - Computer Systems Officer
School of Information Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia