[CentOS] CentOS Continuous Release Repository updated with CentOS-6.7 RPMs

Mon Jul 27 09:03:14 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

The packages that will become CentOS-6.7, as well as updates completed
for CentOS-6.7 to date are now released into the CentOS-6.6 Continuous
Release (CR) repository.

All packages except for the centos-release RPM are included.

The purpose of the CR repository is to make the built packages
optionally available to users who opt in while we work on the CentOS-6.7
install tree and all the CentOS-6.7 install media and images.

Normally the full release follows the CR release in 7-14 days if you do
not use the CR process.

For more info on the CR repository, see this link:


If you want to enable CR on CentOS-6.6, use the command:

 yum install centos-release-cr

You would then get the updates with the command:

 yum upgrade

Known issues:
1.  sssd-common is no longer multilib in CentOS 6.7. If you have the
32bit sssd-common installed on your x86_64 system, you will need to
remove it with yum remove sssd-common.i686 prior to updating.  

2.  The boost RPMs are built with cmake-2.8 and the configuration files
produced cause issues building some source code.  There are an upstream
bugs here (which is likely NOT being fixed):


and there are related CentOS issues found previously:


If you are using boost to create packages, you can use the switch:


To build sources that exhibit this issue.

3.  The satyr package from EPEL is newer than the version included in
CentOS-6.7.  The package from EPEL seems to work OK as well, but they
are likely to remove it as it also conflicts with RHEL-6.7.  We have not
observed any negative impacts from this issue.

4.  yum-plugin-downloadonly has been obsoleted by yum and that
functionality is now built into the default yum package.

More information:
1.  These CentOS packages are built from the RHEL-6.7 source code
released by Red Hat on July 22, 2015.  Please review the release and
technical notes for that release here:



2.  The CentOS release notes for CentOS-6.7, currently a work in
progress and not really complete until the final 6.7 release, are
available here:


3.  The package set includes 243 Source RPMs updated and are broken down as:

21 Security Updates:
  0 Critical Security
  1 Important Security
 16 Moderate Security
  4 Low Security

25 Enhancement Updates

197 Bugfix Updates

Individual per-package release announcements are available here:


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

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