kernel version on Centos downloads

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kernel version on Centos downloads

Post by dave76 » 2019/09/14 11:25:31

I've downloaded Centos a few times in the past. Now I download Centos 7 which says 1018 and when I install it I end up with version 957. I also cannot update to something current. I have tried downloading from a couple of mirrors and always end up with the same thing. How do I get a current version?

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Re: kernel version on Centos downloads

Post by TrevorH » 2019/09/14 11:49:35

That is the current version. For CentOS 7.6 the current kernel is kernel-3.10.0-957.27.2.el7 and for the upcoming 7.7 that is now in the CR repo, the kernel will be kernel-3.10.0-1062.el7.x86_64.

Please do not be misled by the apparent old version number. Redhat continually backport changes from more recent kernels to their own so large portions of the CentOS/RHEL 3.10 kernel are nothing like the vanilla 3.10 kernel from

Please see for information on backporting of security fixes and features in CentOS and RHEL. Additionally may also be of use.
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Re: kernel version on Centos downloads

Post by avij » 2019/09/14 12:53:41

I was confused by your "1018". Perhaps you meant 1810, as in CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1810.iso? The 1810 in the filename does not signify the kernel version, it signifies the year and month the respective RHEL version was released (year 2018 month 10).

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