CentOS 4.7 is released for i386 and x86_64
Posted on: 09/14/2008 11:11 AM

CentOS 4.7 has been released for i386 and x86_64:

The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the release of CentOS 4.7 for i386 and x86_64.

It is available on all CentOS.org mirrors and via bittorrent, see this link to download ISOs:

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/4.7/isos/

This release corresponds to the upstream vendor U7 release. Also released in the updates repository for CentOS-4.7 are all updates through September 12th, 2008. Work for the i386 and x86_64 ServerCDs and for the ia64, s390 and s390x architectures is in progress.

If you are currently using an older CentOS-4 version, using this command will upgrade you to CentOS-4.7:
yum upgrade

Major changes for this version are:

* Password hashing using the SHA-256 and SHA-512 hash functions is now supported.

* This update implements the use of paravirtualized block device and network drivers, which improve the performance of fully-virtualized guests.

* There is a technology preview of OpenOffice-2.0 included in the updates directory. You can install this OOo2 preview alongside the current OOo-1.1.5 version, or you may install the OOo2 preview alone. We apologize that this was not included on the ISOs, however it was not on the upstream ISOs and we followed that layout. To List the new OpenOffice-2.0 RPMS with yum use this command:

yum search openoffice.org2 | grep i386 | grep -v langpack

For finding Language Packs (if you want other than English) do:

yum search openoffice.org2 | grep langpack

Use "yum install lt;pkg_name1gt; lt;pkg_name2gt;" to install the packages that you want, or "yum info lt;pkg_name1gt; lt;pkg_name2gt;" to obtain more information about them.

* The divider=[value] option is a kernel command-line parameter that allows you to adjust the system clock rate while maintaining the same visible HZ timing value to user space applications.

* Firefox is now rebased to version 3.0.x.

For these and other changes, please see the CentOS specific release

notes here:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS4.7

and the detailed upstream release notes here (and in the /NOTES

directory on your install media):
http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/release-notes/as-x86/RELEASE-NOTES-U7-en.html

CentOS-4 Documentation is here:
http://www.centos.org/docs/4/

All previous released CentOS versions are available at:
http://vault.centos.org/

To stay current with CentOS:

Visit our website at http://www.centos.org/

Join the CentOS mailing list at:
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos

HowTos and other items on the wiki:
http://wiki.centos.org/

Join various team members on IRC at irc.freenode.net #centos

Note: It may take a couple days for some of the external mirrors to catch up.

Enjoy,

The CentOS Development Team


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