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[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS-6.5 i386 and x86_64

Message from Karanbir Singh on the CentOS lists
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Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
The CentOS Project {http://www.centos.org}
irc: z00dax at irc.freenode.net ( #centos, #centos-devel )
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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.5 install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.5 are available at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.5 – we recommend everyone looks through those once.

CentOS-6.5 is based on the upstream release EL 6.5 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS-6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone stufy the Release Notes as well as the upstream Techical Notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

All updates released since upstream 6.5 release are also released to the CentOS-6.5 mirrors.

Everyone who has centos-cr repositories enabled and in use, would already be running CentOs-6.5 as of one week ago and will notice only the centos-release rpm update today.

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Upgrading from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5:

We recommend everyone run through a reinstall rather than attempt an inplace upgrade from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5.

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Upgrading from CentOS-6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2 / 6.3 or 6.4

Unless you have edited your yum configs, a ‘yum update’ should move your machine seamlessly from any previous CentOS-6.x release to CentOS-6.5

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Downloading CentOS-6.5 for new installs:

When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. Usually its also the fastest means to download the distro.

Torrent files for the DVD’s are available at :
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/i386/CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1to2.torrent

You can also use a mirror close to you :
http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30

Most mirrors will allow direct DVD downloads over http, ftp and rsync.

Please keep in mind that not all mirrors are currently updated, some might take upto another 24 hours before they have all the content.

We have also made efforts to try and ensure that most install types and roles can be run from DVD-1 itself.

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sha1sum for the CentOS-6.5 ISOS:

i386:
67ea68068ae53d1f23431072ec0288b3e1abfe4d CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
70fe3b01ce8133fa7e6e7dbfcb9f1acdb1e9981f CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
3cf41ef12362ad363ff0650c703d3d045bcbfa7a CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.iso
73d6444e2576e1169035d2444f872ff622ed85b6 CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveDVD.iso
4f900bba81d0e3c5cc5354a94984ed2fa03d4061 CentOS-6.5-i386-minimal.iso
e2e637dfbb08c04a478362733ee906ba9485771d CentOS-6.5-i386-netinstall.iso

x86_64:
32c7695b97f7dcd1f59a77a71f64f2957dddf738 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
25e5de362ba6c75d793dbeb060b27ba1865cb5df CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso
690ccc84926a46152543a3cad57d983c9004638d CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.iso
3ac5eb9a6dcbf5f2b4cfd2432cccd84cd722840d CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso
f21a71e8e31df73297bdd1ccd4a64a36831284bd CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso
3a9662cb65f9d59677d76acfdb73289da43b4599 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-netinstall.iso

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LiveCD and LiveDVD

LiveCD and LiveDVD media is also released into the ISOS/ directory. You can download these from either a mirror close to you or the torrents listed here :

http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/i386/CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/i386/CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveDVD.torrent

http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveDVD.torrent

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Cloud Images

Images for various on-preimse and off-premise Cloud environments are currently under development for CentOS-6.5 and will be released in the coming days. Everyone looking to join and help with the CentOS Cloud efforts is encouraged to join the CentOS-Virt list where such issues are discussed ( http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-virt ).

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Getting Help:

The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS is at the wiki ( http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp ) 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.

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Metups and training sessions

The next CentOS Dojo is going to take place at Austin, TX, USA on the 6th December 2013. Details on the day, venue and registration are
available at http://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Austin2013

As 2014 comes up, we’ve started planning for the Dojo Schedules for the next year. If you would like to get involved in helping organising, running, presenting or sponsoring a Dojo or even just want more detail do get in touch with us at the CentOS Promo list (http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-promo)

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Contributing and joining the project:

We are always looking for people to join and help with various things in the project. If you are keen to help out a good place to start is the
wiki page at http://wiki.centos.org/Contribute . If you have questions or a specific area you would like to contribute towards that is not covered on that page, feel free to drop in on #centos-devel at irc.freenode.net for a chat or email the centos-devel list (http://lists.centos.org).

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Thanks to everyone who contributed towards making CentOS 6.5, specially the effort put in, as always, by the QA and Build team.

A special shout out to all the donors who have contributed hardware, network connectivity, hosting and resources over the years. The CentOS project now has a fairly well setup resource pool, purely thanks to the donors.

Enjoy!
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Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
The CentOS Project {http://www.centos.org}
irc: z00dax at irc.freenode.net ( #centos, #centos-devel )