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There is an upgrade tool that allows for in-place upgrades from CentOS Linux 6 to CentOS Linux 7.  This tool is Community Maintained, and information is available on the CentOS Wiki and on the CentOS Mailing List. We currently do not have anyone from the Community maintaining the package, and in its current state it […]

In an earlier article on CentOS Linux 7 (1708), I explained the the basic release process and about things like the Continuous Release (CR) repository.  I am not going to go into detail about those two topics here, just update you on the process. The packages that make up what will be our CentOS Linux […]

Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 on August 1st, 2017 (Info).  In the CentOS world, we call this type of release a 'Point Release', meaning that the major version of a distribution (in this case Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7) is getting a new point in time update set (in this case '.4').  […]

With the latest release of CentOS-7, we have added several new Alternative Architecture (AltArch) releases in addition to our standard x86_64 (x86 {Intel/AMD} 64-bit) architecture. Architectures (aka arches) in Linux distributions refer to the type of CPU on which the distribution runs.  In the case of our standard release, it runs on x86 64-bit CPUs […]

The Alternative Architecture Special Interest Group (AltArch SIG) is happy to announce the release the x86 32-bit version of CentOS Linux 7.  This architecture is also known as i386 or i686.  You can get this version of CentOS from the INFO page. This version of CentOS Linux 7 is for PAE capable 32 bit machines, […]

The CentOS Project has been performing daily CI testing for quite a while using our t_functional test suite. This testing has solved numerous issues for us in the past, although since it was being run daily sometimes we needed to re-release problem packages after fixes were rolled in. We have gotten the run time down […]

Ten days ago I wrote an article here about an armv7hl test image for the Cubietruck 32-bit ARM board.  I have just uploaded a similar armv7hl image for the Raspberry Pi2. Both of these images are created with the RootFS Build Factory (a 2015 CentOS GSoC Project from Mandar Joshi sponsored by the CentOS Project). […]

As Jim Perrin pointed out in an earlier post here on seven.centos.org, we have commenced an armv7 (actually, armv7hl) open build to try and produce CentOS-7 for arm32 boards like the Cubietruck, Raspberry Pi2, and ODROID-C1 (among others). We now have a minimal sdcard only image for the Cubietruck from our unsigned (and as yet […]

The rolling ISO media releases for CentOS 7 for May 2015 (1505) are now available. These rolling ISO media releases are basically just respins of the install media at release time with all bugfix, enhancement, and security updates since release rolled in.  The updated ISOs for 1505 are based on all updates in the CentOS […]

The CentOS Project is now providing a signed copy of the repodata metadata file (repomd.xml.asc) for our Updates Repository for both CentOS-6 and CentOS-7.  To use this feature, you would edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/ CentOS-Base.repo and locate the [updates] section, the default looks like this: #released updates [updates] name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates&infra=$infra #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7 […]