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  • CentOS 5.6 ---- Released

    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.6 for
    i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

    CentOS-5.6 is based on the upstream release EL 5.6 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.

    Upgrading from CentOS-5.5 ( or CentOS-5.0 / 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.5 ):

    If you are already running CentOS-5.5 or an older CentOS-5 distro, 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-5.6, run : 'rpm -q centos-release' and that
    should return: 'centos-release-5-6.el5.centos.1'

    http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/ce...il/017282.html

    edit: should have posted this in the web hosting forum

  • #2
    yup my server is upgraded already but what i dislike about Centos is the fact they are slow in rolling out package updates.They however will patch any known security holes but new releases slow so so slow.I hate the rkhunter warnings about oudated software because i can't do anything about it but most likely it isn't there fault Centos is dependent on Redhat ...

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    • #3
      just upgraded a test server. All looking fine so far.
      Shamil Nunhuck, - Radon Systems Ltd.
      VPS + Dedicated Server Hosting and Management
      vBulletin Hosting and Services
      Server / Website Consultation

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      • #4
        I personally dislike CentOS as a server. Out of the box it uses more resources and as stated by someone else, is very slow (painfully slow) to update to new version of anything.

        For servers I like;

        1) Debian
        2) Ubuntu
        *3) Fedora (quicker then Red Hat to update)
        *4) Open SuSe

        * sometimes

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        • #5
          Fedora is the user version of Red Hat, RedHat Enterprise sells support, so for users to buy new versions with the "support" they ceritify specific builds of internal libs for stablity.

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