CentOS 6.5 Has Been Released With Many Fundamental Changes

December 4, 2013 | By
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centos 6.5 released

CentOS 6.5 has been oficially released on the first day of December for i386 and x86_64 architectures. According to the release note, this version of CentOS includes many fundamental changes compared with the past CentOS-6 releases. CentOS 6.5 fully supports The Precision Time Protocol it comes with updated OpenSSL (has been updated to version 1.0.1) which now supports TLS 1.1 and 1.2. What else?

Hyper-V and VMware drivers have been updated, NSS now supports TLS 1.1 and 1.2 and the following drivers support network time stamping:

  1. bnx2x
  2. tg3
  3. e1000e
  4. igb
  5. ixgbe
  6. sfc

Note: This release of the Enterprise-class Linux distribution (CentOS) includes deprecated features too. There are many packages such as mingw-gcc, mingw-boost, mingw32-qpid-cpp, python-qmf and others that may get removed in future releases. Also, matahari is no longer available with 6.5 as it was mentioned with the release of 6.4.

Other packages that may get removed from future releases of CentOS include:

  1. python-qpid
  2. qpid-cpp
  3. qpid-qmf
  4. qpid-tests
  5. qpid-tools
  6. ruby-qpid
  7. saslwrapper

What about installation and upgrade?

If you are thinking to upgrade from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5, don't do that. In the CentOS announcement is recommended to run through a reinstall rather than attempt an inplace upgrade from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5. Upgrading from CentOS-6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, or 6.4 ? Just open a new terminal, run the following command and your machine will move to CentOS-6.5 from any previous CentOS-6.x release.

yum update

You can do a full installation with only the first DVD from the installation kit (the installation kit is split into two DVDs).

sha1sum 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

sha1sum 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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