Any date planned to release CentOS 6.4 as GA release?
Johnny says soon.
Read his response here:
The release will be today .. likely in less than 2 hours from now.
Did we make it in time :)
I just checked the mirrors this morning and nothing has shown up for 6.4.
Did something major delay the release?
That’s strange! Yesterday I’ve seen it in a few mirrors, including a couple here in Portugal. As an example:
It looks like some of the mirrors are days behind. I just happened to check a couple that were.
What mirrors .. 6.4 has been released for several hours.
The kernel.org mirror is up to date, and I’m downloading now from it.
FWIW, I’ve been running CR and haven’t seen much–however, I was surprised that I hadn’t seen redhat-release rpm. So, I ran yum clean all, and then got a bunch of updates for 6.4.
An user pointed out that some mirrors have 6.4 files few days ago, so I
checked. I started from US mirror list from the top, and in first 10-15
mirrors about 1/3 had 6.4 folder, with 3 distinct dates, March 6th, March 7th (same time, timezone diff maybe) and I think some where even March 8th.
I though I posted query about it in CentOS-devel list, but it managed to sent it from my main mail account, that I do not use for mailing lists any more, so it got rejected.
We don’t release redhat-release in CentOS at all … we have CentOS-release instead.
We also don’t release CentOS-release into CR, only in the new version’s main tree. Anaconda (the package that installs CentOS) and CentOS-release are the only packages from the new version that normally are not installed in the CR. Getting a new CentOS-release is how you know you are updated to 6.4 and not running 6.3/CR.
In this case, there were a couple of other packages in 6.4 on release day that were not released into 6.3/CR, but this is because the packages are updates to 6.4 and were released the same day we released 6.4. They are:
ipa-3.0.0-26.el6_4.2.src.rpm qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.355.el6_4.2.src.rpm ruby-22.214.171.1242-10.el6_4.src.rpm tzdata-2012j-2.el6.src.rpm xulrunner-17.0.3-2.el6.CentOS.src.rpm
The reason these did not go into 6.3/CR is that CentOS 6.4 was released before we built them. Since CentOS-6.4 is released, there will be no more updates posted in 6.3 CR.
This would mean that if you were on a fully updated 6.3/CR and upgraded to 6.4, you would expect to see all the RPMS associated with the above 5
SRPMS, as well as CentOS-release and anaconda.
Thanks, Johnny Hughes
I figured that, but I now have an /etc/redhat-release saying 6.4, as does
My CR was probably not fully updated–I probably check for updates about once every two weeks, but there was a relatively large one a little while ago.
Thanks for the clarification.
/etc/redhat-release is a link to /etc/CentOS-release on my systems.