Scientific Linux 6 Beta 1 released
Posted on: 01/23/2011 01:32 AM

Scientific Linux 6 Beta 1 is now available

Scientific Linux 6 Beta 1 released


We have released the first Beta of Scientific Linux 6.

The release is at
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/

DVD and Net Install downloads are at
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/i386/iso/
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/x86_64/iso/


***CHANGED SINCE ALPHA 5***
*OpenAFS fixed*
The selinux openafs problem has been fixed.

*SL_password_for_singleuser fixed*
The mechanism to enforce password authentication has changed, that's now
configured in /etc/sysconfig/init. This update reflects that change.

*Compiled packages against TUV packages*
We have finished the check of our packages against TUV packages. We
check files, permissions, scripts, requires, depends, and a few other
checks. When there was a discrepancy we rebuilt our package using
different parameters to match TUV packages.
With this release we fixed the following packages.
elinks
jwhois
perl-CGI-Session
perl-IPC-Run3
perl-Makefile-Parser
perl-Sys-Virt
perl-Test-Memory-Cycle


***KNOWN ISSUES***
If you install openafs during the install, you do not get the firstboot
screen that asks you which cell you want.

If you are on a x86_64 machine, install the adobe repo, and install
flash-plugin and/or AdobeReader_enu, you will get AdobeReader_<random
language> in addition to what you asked for. You will also get many
i686 packages installed for dependancies.


***CHANGES PLANNED FOR BETA 2***

We are planning on SL6 BETA 2 to be released Friday January
22, 2011

Expected Updates for Beta 2
- yum-autoupdate and possibly yum-cron. Both of these with
automatically update your system nightly. The goal is for both of these
packages to be independent and not conflict with each other.
- get openafs firstboot to run correctly. This is going to involve a
rewrite, so will take longer than we expected.

Thanks to everyone who has tested and helped thus far.
The Scientific Linux Development Team



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