Scientific Linux 6 Beta 2
Posted on: 01/29/2011 01:07 PM

The second Beta of Scientific Linux 6 is now available for testing

Scientific Linux 6 Beta 2

We have released the second Beta of Scientific Linux 6.

The release is at

DVD and Net Install downloads are at

yum-autoupdate was added. It is installed by default.

Changes since SL5:
All configurations are now in /etc/sysconfig/yum-autoupdate
Nothing depends on this, so it can be removed if desired.

SL_no_colorls was added.

Updated Plymouth rings image with smoother font.

This DVD contains only the packages TUV had on their install DVD.
If users install with this DVD they are able to select the updates
repository without problems.

These are the DVD's we've always released.
These DVD's contain the entire DVD release.
If users install with this DVD they cannot select the updates

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.


We are planning on SL6 BETA 3 to be released Friday February
4, 2011

Expected Updates for Beta 3
- get openafs firstboot to run correctly.
- kdemenu problems fixed
- any other bugs fixed.

Thanks to everyone who has tested and helped thus far.

The Scientific Linux Development Team

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