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CentOS Continuous Release Repository updated with CentOS-6.7

Post by TrevorH » 2015/07/27 11:55:54

Reposted from the CentOS-Announce mailing list:

The packages that will become CentOS-6.7, as well as updates completed
for CentOS-6.7 to date are now released into the CentOS-6.6 Continuous
Release (CR) repository.

All packages except for the centos-release RPM are included.

The purpose of the CR repository is to make the built packages
optionally available to users who opt in while we work on the CentOS-6.7
install tree and all the CentOS-6.7 install media and images.

Normally the full release follows the CR release in 7-14 days if you do
not use the CR process.

For more info on the CR repository, see this link:

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResour ... itories/CR

If you want to enable CR on CentOS-6.6, use the command:

yum install centos-release-cr

You would then get the updates with the command:

yum upgrade

Users who choose to opt-in to this process can access the newly built
packages, as soon as they are exported from the build system after some
basic testing has been completed. They are less comprehensively reviewed
in the QA validation stage than the full release (Note: "Less
comprehensively" does not mean no QA testing ... it just means less than
the full release).

Some packages, like the anaconda installer, routinely receive updates
during the full QA process, and the final versions may be updated from
the CR version.

Known issues:
1. sssd-common is no longer multilib in CentOS 6.7. If you have the
32bit sssd-common installed on your x86_64 system, you will need to
remove it with yum remove sssd-common.i686 prior to updating.

2. The boost RPMs are built with cmake-2.8 and the configuration files
produced cause issues building some source code. There are an upstream
bugs here (which is likely NOT being fixed):


and there are related CentOS issues found previously:


If you are using boost to create packages, you can use the switch:


To build sources that exhibit this issue.

3. The satyr package from EPEL is newer than the version included in
CentOS-6.7. The package from EPEL seems to work OK as well, but they
are likely to remove it as it also conflicts with RHEL-6.7. We have not
observed any negative impacts from this issue.

4. yum-plugin-downloadonly has been obsoleted by yum, and the
functionality is now built into the default yum.

More information:
1. These CentOS packages are built from the RHEL-6.7 source code
released by Red Hat on July 22, 2015. Please review the release and
technical notes for that release here:



2. The CentOS release notes for CentOS-6.7, currently a work in
progress and not really complete until the final 6.7 release, are
available here:


3. The package set includes 244 Source RPMs updated and are broken down as:

22 Security Updates:
0 Critical Security
2 Important Security
16 Moderate Security
4 Low Security

25 Enhancement Updates

197 Bugfix Updates

Individual per-package release announcements are available here:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/cento ... hread.html

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