Scientific Linux 6 Release Candidate 2
Posted on: 02/26/2011 09:32 AM

The second Release Candidate of Scientific Linux 6 is now available

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We have released the second Release Candidate of Scientific Linux 6.
We are now in a feature freeze, and are only fixing bugs.

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 Beta 3***
sl-release
Repos were changed to point to 6.0
Mirrorlist was put in the config files, but there currently
aren't any mirrorlist files.

sl-revisor-configs
Kickstarts updated. There is now minimal, small, all-groups,
match-tuv, and everything.
scripts added for customizing product.img and install.img
cleanup of configuration files.

removed java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin
This was removed to prevent confusion since it was removed by TUV
in java-1.6.0-openjdk updates. According to the bugzilla entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=653573
they expect it to be in 6 Update 1.

mirrorlists are now available.

Installation Documentation
http://www.scientificlinux.org/distributions/6x/installing/

TUV documents published according to their guidelines.
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/documents/tuv/6/

***KNOWN ISSUES***
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.

If you do an install using the Everything DVD's, you cannot select
external repo's at the point where you can select external repo's.

***UPCOMING ROADMAP***
This is the proposed roadmap. These dates can always slip. We will not
release until we are ready.

RC 2.5 - Sometime in the first week of March, 2011
- This is really the release, down to the documentation.
- If there is no further bugs, RC 2.5 images are declared the official
release images.
- If there is a show stopping bug, we will have a RC 2.75

Release - A day or two after RC 2.5 - Hopefully in the first week of March.

Thanks to everyone who has tested and helped thus far.

The Scientific Linux Development Team



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