CentOS is een Linux-distributie die zich richt op serversystemen. Het is gebaseerd op Red Hat Enterprise Linux aangezien het gebruikmaakt van zijn source rpm's. Voor meer informatie verwijzen we jullie door naar deze pagina. De ontwikkelaars hebben versie 5.4 van CentOS uitgebracht die geschikt is voor i386 en x86_64 systemen. De bijbehorende aankondiging ziet er als volgt uit:
Release for CentOS-5.4 i386 and x86_64
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.4 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.
CentOS-5.4 is based on the upstream release EL 5.4.0, and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. And the option to further enable external repositories at install time is now available in the installer.
This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. The Release Notes for CentOS-5.4 can be found on-line and everyone is encouraged to look through them once. Also worth browsing through are the CentOS FAQ's.
For the first time, we are also releasing the i386 CentOS-5.4 LiveCD at the same time as the main distro. There will be a separate announcement with details of changes in the 5.4 LiveCD
Also for the first time, we now have a x86_64 CentOS LiveCD. This release includes support for both 64bit and 32bit user-space. However, due to size issues will only burn to a large capacity CD-r. There will be a separate announcement with details for the x86_64 LiveCD.
Since upstream released their 5.4 media, a series of updates have been issued. All these pending updates for CentOS-5.4 will be released over the next 48 to 96 hours to be complete by Monday, 26th Oct 2009.
Starting with 5.4, we will also have all fast-track rpms from upstream available in the fasttrack repository hosted at mirror.centos.org. This will start getting packages in the next few weeks, and also means that we will be able to move towards having a functional yum-security setup in place. Details on these will be posted by the 15th of Nov 2009.
Sources and Debuginfo packages:
srpms and debuginfo packages are still making their way to the centos mirrors and should be online within the next few days. Most sources are already in place, while the debuginfos are only stating to get uploaded now.