When will CentOS 5.1 become available ?

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When will CentOS 5.1 become available ?

Postby toracat » 2007/11/07 18:09:46

RHEL 5.1 was announced today (Nov 7, 2007). So here, I posted the soon-to-be-the-most-frequently-asked question for those who are eagerly waiting for this point release. Therefore, please do not start a new one. :-D

EDIT: forgot to refer to the announcement. If you are interested in What's New:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv5- ... 00000.html
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby WhatsHisName » 2007/11/07 18:23:30

Soon.

(The most common answer to this type of question)
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby toracat » 2007/11/07 18:31:57

The second most common is: when it's ready.
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby michaelnel » 2007/11/07 23:29:19

Most realistic answer:

"Sometime before it's ready." :-D
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby hughesjr » 2007/11/08 10:09:00

And now for the real answer :lol:

http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=7

We have goals for release ... our goals are:

First time release (for example, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0): Our target goal is 1 month. This is obviously the longest situation as this is a BRANCH or version of CentOS that has never been tested and it requires much QA and usability tests, etc.

Update set release (for example, 3.9, 4.5, 5.1): Our target goal is two weeks. This type of update normally changes 10%-30% of the packages in it's tree and requires more QA than individual releases but less time to test than a whole new tree. Longest time has been one month.

Normal security or bugfix updates between update sets: Our target goal is 72 hours and we normally complete these within 24 hours.

So ... for 5.1 (and the upcoming 4.6) our goal for each is 2 weeks to finish the updates and get an ISO set. Then 2-3 days to get them synced to all the internal mirrors and another 2-3 days to get them to all the external public mirrors. At that point there will be a release announcement.

The realistic date that I would expect the release announcement (if we have no unforeseen problems) would be in the neighborhood of 26-30 November 2007.
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby dpapadakis » 2007/11/08 18:29:41

Hello!

I was wondering if it will be possible to cleanly (without the dependecy hell) upgrade from CentOS 5.0 to 5.1?

Is it possible or maybe to prefer a simple clean install?
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby pjwelsh » 2007/11/08 18:45:57

Minor version updates have been painless for me in the the 4.x range. I would expect the same painless updates for the 5.x.
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby toracat » 2007/11/08 19:12:16

If you just run yum update (or have the daily yum cron running), 5.0 should become 5.1 automatically. In other words, the latest point release will always become the default. This is not the case with a major release upgrade (from CentOS 4 to 5, for example).
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby GoodOmens » 2007/11/09 02:14:29

toracat wrote:
If you just run yum update (or have the daily yum cron running), 5.0 should become 5.1 automatically. In other words, the latest point release will always become the default. This is not the case with a major release upgrade (from CentOS 4 to 5, for example).


If that is the case awesome! I don't want to pay my provider for another OS install.
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Re: When will CentOS 5.1 become available?

Postby azca » 2007/11/09 04:24:31

This a very informative thread. Thanks to all. I see that the 'vga=xxx' bug will be fixed, and I'm really looking forward to that :-D

This is a list of bugs fixed for those that haven't seen it yet.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0959.html
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