[CentOS] RHEL 6.9 is out

Wed Mar 29 15:59:05 UTC 2017
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

On 03/29/2017 05:32 AM, Phelps, Matthew wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:24 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> 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:
>> https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
>> 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 :)
>> Thanks,
>> Johnny Hughes
> Thanks (again) Johnny. You, et. al., rock.

Yep! Johnny and co. DO rock! :)
OK, thanks for this update. I'll just wait until Apr. 3, no worries!


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