CentOS 5.0 Release Notes

Copyright (C) 2007 The CentOS Project

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"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe
Beware the Jabberwocky, my Son!"
Lewis Carroll

Welcome to the CentOS 5.0 release. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by our Upstream OS Provider (UOP)[1].

CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is Free. CentOS is now accepting donations via PayPal, please see http://www.centos.org to help this project cover bandwitdh and development costs.

CentOS 5.0 represents many changes from previous releases.

Known Issues:

Changes to Upstream OS

The following packages were changed from the upstream source RPMS. Changes are listed with the package

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=o= Cluster_Administration-ta-IN-5.0.0

=o= Cluster_Administration-te-IN-5.0.0

=o= Cluster_Administration-zh-CN-5.0.0

=o= Cluster_Administration-zh-TW-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-as-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-bn-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-de-DE-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-en-US-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-es-ES-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-fr-FR-5.0.0

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=o= Deployment_Guide-kn-IN-5.0.0

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=o= Deployment_Guide-ml-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-mr-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-or-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-pa-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-pt-BR-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-ru-RU-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-si-LK-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-ta-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-te-IN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-zh-CN-5.0.0

=o= Deployment_Guide-zh-TW-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-as-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-bn-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-de-DE-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-en-US-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-es-ES-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-fr-FR-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-gu-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-hi-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-it-IT-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-ja-JP-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-kn-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-ko-KR-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-ml-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-mr-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-or-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-pa-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-pt-BR-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-ru-RU-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-si-LK-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-ta-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-te-IN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-zh-CN-5.0.0

=o= Global_File_System-zh-TW-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-as-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-bn-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-de-DE-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-en-US-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-es-ES-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-fr-FR-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-gu-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-hi-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-it-IT-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-ja-JP-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-kn-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-ko-KR-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-ml-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-mr-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-or-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-pa-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-pt-BR-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-ru-RU-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-si-LK-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-ta-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-te-IN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-zh-CN-5.0.0

=o= Virtualization-zh-TW-5.0.0

=o= anaconda-

=o= anaconda-runtime-

=o= basesystem-8.0

=o= bluez-utils-3.7

=o= bluez-utils-cups-3.7

=o= busybox-1.2.0

=o= busybox-anaconda-1.2.0

=o= centos-release-5

=o= centos-release-notes-4.92

=o= cluster-cim-0.8

=o= cluster-snmp-0.8

=o= crash-4.0

=o= comps-extras-11.1

=o= desktop-backgrounds-basic-2.0

=o= eclipse-ecj-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-jdt-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-jdt-sdk-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-pde-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-pde-runtime-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-pde-sdk-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-platform-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-platform-sdk-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-rcp-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-rcp-sdk-3.2.1

=o= eclipse-sdk-3.2.1

=o= filesystem-2.4.0

=o= firefox-

=o= firefox-devel-

=o= firstboot-1.4.25

=o= firstboot-tui-1.4.25

=o= gdm-2.16.0

=o= geronimo-specs-1.0

=o= geronimo-specs-compat-1.0

=o= gnome-desktop-2.16.0

=o= gnome-desktop-devel-2.16.0

=o= gnome-session-2.16.0

=o= gzip-1.3.5

=o= httpd-2.2.3

=o= httpd-devel-2.2.3

=o= httpd-manual-2.2.3

=o= initscripts-8.45.14.EL

=o= kdebase-3.5.4

=o= kdebase-devel-3.5.4

=o= kdelibs-3.5.4

=o= kdelibs-apidocs-3.5.4

=o= kdelibs-devel-3.5.4

=o= kudzu-

=o= kudzu-devel-

=o= libswt3-gtk2-3.2.1

=o= modcluster-0.8

=o= mod_ssl-2.2.3

=o= pirut-1.2.10

=o= pm-utils-0.19

=o= procmail-3.22

=o= python-virtinst-0.99.0

=o= redhat-artwork-5.0.5

=o= redhat-logos-4.9.8

=o= redhat-lsb-3.1

=o= redhat-rpm-config-8.0.45

=o= rgmanager-2.0.23

=o= rhdb-utils-8.1.1

=o= rhgb-0.16.4

=o= setuptool-1.19.2

=o= squirrelmail-1.4.8

=o= specspo-13

=o= system-config-bind-4.0.3

=o= tftp-0.42

=o= tftp-server-0.42

=o= thunderbird-

=o= xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.1

=o= yum-3.0.5

=o= yum-cron-0.1

=o= yum-updatesd-3.0.5

New Items from UOP:

Further Reading:

The following websites contain multiple amounts of information to help people with their CentOS systems.



  Jabberwocky: Look out for this vicious animal. It is usually found in
               various levels of management.

  Parrot:      A Norwegian bird that spends much of its time pining for
               the fnords.

  Recursion:   See recursion. 

  RPM:         Reliable Package Manager? This software is a container
               that takes binary information, and places it on your
               Linux(TM) system.

  ULP:         Unspeakable Linux Provider. Known to hang in the far
               reaches of space, but currently sleeps in an underwater
               city, waiting for the day it can cover the earth with its
               Eldritch horror. See Recursion for more information.

  UOP:         Upstream OS Provider. Not to be confused with ULP. 

  Yum:         YellowDog Updater,Modified. A tool originally written by
               Seth Vidal. Very useful for
               finding/installing/removing/updating RPM packages that
               you want installed on your system.



We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product.

Thank you Lewis Carroll for filling our heads with ideas -- only we don't exactly know what they are. And thank you for inspiring us to think at least 3 impossible things a day!

Complete Poem:

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.