[CentOS] RHEL 6.9 is out

Wed Mar 29 11:24:46 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 03/28/2017 06:54 PM, Richard wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> OK guys, the CR release has happened.
>> Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 16:23:32 -0700
>> From: Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>
>> Still only 6.8 on the mirror link you gave near as I can see.
>> And, since I'm still on 32-bit ( no time to move on right now),
>> will a 32-bit be included in 6.9?

Yes, there are i386 and x86_64 rpms in 6.9.

> My read, and poking, is that what was released is the CR repo, and
> that these will be released to production (as 6.9) "shortly". If you
> enable the CR repo on your 6.x machine I believe you'll see these
> updates, and can install them if you want to check things out. My
> experience is that there will likely be a few updates from the CR
> when the production set is released.
> If you go to:
>    http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.8/cr/<i386|x86_64>/Packages/
> you'll see that there are packages for both 32- and 64-bit, so you
> should be getting 32-bit updates that will take you up to 6.9.

Right.  As Richard explained, CR goes in the current release (in this
case, 6.8) and it is an 'optional way' to get the majority of the
packages in the next release (in this case 6.9) early.  It usually takes
between 1 and 3 weeks to go from all the SRPMs are built to a fully
installable tree and fully tested ISOs.  In that interim period, if you
want to get the RPMs early .. just for updating 6.8 current systems, not
new installs, we created CR.  More about what CR is and how to use it:


In this case, anaconda and centos-release are the only two SRPMs that
are not released to 6.8/CR that are actually in 6.9.

anaconda because it usually requires tweaking and multiple rebuilds to
get it working correctly every point release cycle and its main purpose
is to build the new install tree, which is not needed in CR.

centos-release because that actually changes the redhat-release file in
/etc/ to say 6.9 instead of 6.8 .. something we don't want until 6.9 is
officially released.

It is looking more and more likely that we will do the official release
on Monday. April 3rd, 2017.  The QA team has been testing and we have
what I think is the final install tree and the final install ISOs.

The only piece left is the Live Media (LiveCD, LiveDVD), which I am
working on now actually.  The release could be seeded and ready on
Friday .. but we'll wait and do it on Monday to save some SysAdmins
their time at home over the weekend and they can do upgrades next week :)

Johnny Hughes

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