We have released the first Beta of Scientific Linux 6.
The release is athttp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/
DVD and Net Install downloads are athttp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/i386/iso/http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/x86_64/iso/
***CHANGED SINCE ALPHA 5***
The selinux openafs problem has been 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.
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
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