CentOS 5.9 has been released. Here the announcement:
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.9 for
i386 and x86_64 Architectures.
CentOS-5.9 is based on the upstream release EL 5.9 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.
This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. The Release
Notes for CentOS-5.9 can be found on-line at :http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.9
and everyone is
encouraged to look through them once. Also worth browsing through are
the CentOS FAQs at http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ
Upgrading from CentOS-5.8 ( or any older CentOS-5 release ):
If you are already running CentOS-5.8 or an older CentOS-5 distro, all
you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :
Running 'yum list updates' before doing the update is recommended, so
you can get a list of packages that are going to be updated. To check
you are indeed on CentOS-5.9, run : 'rpm -q centos-release' and that
should return: 'centos-release-5-9.el5.centos.1'
If you are running CentOS-5.8 and have the CR repo enabled, a simple
'yum update' will still move your machine to 5.9. But since the CR repo
already contained all the 5.9 updates, there will only be a handful of
rpms that need to be installed for the 5.8 to 5.9 upgrade. If you are
not running the CR repo, we highly encourage everyone to install and run
this repository on their machines. More details on the CR repo can be
found online at http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
Downloading CentOS-5.9 for new installs:
When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. Not only
does it help the community and keeps mirrors from running up high
bandwidth bills, in most cases you will find its also the fastest means
to download the distro. There are currently over a hundred people
seeding CentOS-5 and it's possible to get upto 100mbps downloads via
Via BitTorrent :
md5sum's for these torrent files:
sha1sum's for these torrent files:
While torrent files will do their own content checks, and only the right
torrent will register and download from torrent.centos.org - its very
important for your own security that an md5/sha1sum check is done on the
.torrent file itself, and ensure that only the torrent.centos.org
tracker is being used. Sha1sum's are more secure than md5's. Whenever
possible, use sha1sum's instead of md5.
We now have native ipv6 torrent capability as well, if you have an ipv6
network, please give that a try. These torrent files have been setup
to attempt both ipv4 and ipv6 trackers.
- -- Via direct download:
Due to bandwidth considerations the CentOS Project does not publish ISOs
directly from our network machines. However direct downloads are
available from external mirrors over http, ftp and rsync. A geoip
based list is available at http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/
to give you the best predictable match ( and only lists mirrors that are
updated already, so you don't need to waste time looking for a sync'd
Some mirrors also publish DVD images that can be downloaded directly.
Refer to the mirrors list page at http://www.centos.org/mirrors
details Mirrors that offer DVDs are clearly marked on the page.
sha1sum for these ISOS:
Note about media:
There has been a change in the number of disks needed for CD and DVD
media. Refer to the Release Notes for more information on how this might
impact your install.
The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS is at the wiki
) which lists various options and
communities who might be able to help. If you think there is a bug in
the system, do report it at http://bugs.centos.org/
- but keep in mind
that the bugs system is *not* a support mechanism.
Some Friendly URLs : http://www.centos.org/ http://wiki.centos.org/ http://lists.centos.org/ http://bugs.centos.org/ irc://#firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thanks to everyone who contributed towards this release, including
the translation teams, the qa team, the artwork team, the CentOS
Developers and all the users out there.