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CentOS versions vs. builds

Posted: 2017/03/24 18:29:56
by markhu
Curiously, the page at does not clearly indicate which "minor" version of CentOS 7, but only lists the build number.

Can someone please update that page to indicate 7.3 (or 7.4 soon)?

I can deduce the following mappings from

centos7.3.1611, 7.3.1611
centos7.2.1511, 7.2.1511
centos7.1.1503, 7.1.1503
centos7.0.1406, 7.0.1406

Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Posted: 2017/03/24 18:45:11
by TrevorH
Yes, some bright spark in the CentOS core team decided to call the releases after the yymm that they came out upstream so you get 7.3.1611 (current), 7.2.1511, 7.1.1503 and 7.0.1406. The dates are useless and everyone calls them 7.2 and 7.3 etc.

Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Posted: 2017/03/24 22:51:31
by toracat
Yes, it was decided by the CentOS Board. Anyone who would like to know all the details, just go to this centos-devel mailing list: ... hread.html

and look for the thread that starts with "CentOS 7 and release numbering Karanbir Singh". Be prepared to spend a good full hour to read them through. :o

Re: CentOS versions vs. builds

Posted: 2017/05/26 20:00:22
by CaViCcHi
TrevorH wrote:some bright spark

someone's son? :D

I indeed was wondering why... at that point they could've given them some useless and pointless and completely confusing names like


"so what version are you on?" "Orchestra"... "nice so now I need to become a dns server and translate orchestra in a number... I can see why you wanted to save spa... oh wait 7.3 is shorter than orchestra..."

ok... </rant> :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: