Release For CentOS-5.11 I386 And X86_64

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.11 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-5.11 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. The Release Notes for CentOS-5.11 can be found on-line at : and everyone is encouraged to look through them once. Also worth browsing through are the CentOS FAQs at

Upgrading from CentOS-5.10 ( or any older CentOS-5 release ):

If you are already running CentOS-5.10 or an older CentOS-5 release, all you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :

‘yum update’

Running ‘yum list updates’ before doing the update is recommended, so you can get a list of packages that are going to be updated. To check you are indeed on CentOS-5.11, run : ‘rpm -q CentOS-release’ and that should return: ‘CentOS-release-5-11.el5.CentOS’

Downloading CentOS-5.11 for new installs:

– — Via direct download:
Due to bandwidth considerations the CentOS Project does not publish ISOs directly from our network machines. However direct downloads are available from external mirrors over http, ftp, and rsync. A geoip based list is available at
to give you the best predictable match (and only lists mirrors that are updated already, so you don’t need to waste time looking for a sync’d mirror.)

NOTE: The bash version included on the CentOS-5.11 ISOs is a version that contains the shellshock vulnerability. When we create CentOS Linux ISOs, we try to mirror the same package versions that are on the upstream ISOs from Red Hat, whose ISOs also contain that vulnerability. An updated bash is available as a zero day update in the 5.11 updates repo now. Please run ‘yum update bash’ after install. There is also an Important nss security update that must be installed after using this ISO set.

sha1sum for these ISOS:

sha1sum i386:
1b590daa61ba5aeadf1d2b083bf9acf3abdc249c CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-1of8.iso
23fd9e729127c75353ab35ebc49cb44544bfa45f CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-2of8.iso
3dab434921d945d37cee185df6aad379afafbc82 CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-3of8.iso f9a5f89582e16918ea790ca7ab36f335cb43653b CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-4of8.iso a11cabe288807a45a806b5023b4ccdbde526079a CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-5of8.iso dd44ec9454f965f9e7e1be416eddea20dbcb7bc9 CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-6of8.iso ed1a651b783875535585541312e848094fa0d544 CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-7of8.iso
24d0bfba433f1b3965fe8fb8f0a5d790aae1907d CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-8of8.iso ec3a89b4edc8e391d13c1ecce4e6ce3917719e39 CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
5143065f9a2ee99066dd80a31f9ff035516fc0f6 CentOS-5.11-i386-bin-DVD-2of2.iso e6a89ee7377c28f682fd85e02cd499eb284b3aa6 CentOS-5.11-i386-netinstall.iso

sha1sum x86_64:
a7f8bbf4841d867562f9205b39f960f0cf97bfb1 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-1of9.iso
61bed1d0739622000ded9e790668982b7b523b23 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-2of9.iso
90c182486aa6890c657d19a7bc287d041490cf4b CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-3of9.iso
36b12acc63aecd27a6a03174f00339354419fa5d CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-4of9.iso
79239056fdf0ca7dc9f482b298eeb7930c05d083 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-5of9.iso dd629f29652fcdba80d2c2a67d29a533e578937f CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-6of9.iso
2549fff17680ce4b0b0c6f562757afa685cef1a5 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-7of9.iso ae3c41e2a08fa03f76d48c2115a5062f1571eca8 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-8of9.iso fd91a47ee69a1e03cf622a3697039b42d9472e42 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-9of9.iso ebd77f2fdfac8da04f31c508905cf52aa62937cc CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso
71ff7ee8460798e6b361b44a68a222bd9c9b3a2c CentOS-5.11-x86_64-bin-DVD-2of2.iso
91db10bb9808818f6fbf20196fbab4c0c9da19d3 CentOS-5.11-x86_64-netinstall.iso

Getting Help:

The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS Linux is at the wiki
( ), 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 – but keep in mind that the bugs system is *not* a support mechanism, it is instead a place where the CentOS community provides help to and for each other.

Some Friendly URLs :

A big thanks to everyone who contributed towards this release, including the translation teams, the qa team, the artwork team, the CentOS
Developers and all the users out there.