CentOS 4 i386 and x86_64 release of CentOS-4.8
Posted on: 08/23/2009 10:07 AM

CentOS 4.8 has been released

The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the release of CentOS 4.8 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/4.8/isos/

This release corresponds to the upstream vendor U8 release. Also released in the updates repository for CentOS-4.8 are all updates through August 20th, 2009.

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-4.8:

yum upgrade

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Major changes for this version are:

* 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.

For these and other changes, please see the CentOS specific release notes here:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS4.8

and the detailed upstream release notes here (and in the /NOTES directory on your install media):
http://www.centos.org/docs/4/4.8/release_notes/

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

CentOS 4 i386 and x86_64 release of CentOS-4.8


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