Release for CentOS-6.2 i386 and x86_64
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.2
for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.2
are available at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.2 –
we recommend everyone looks through those once.
CentOS-6.2 is based on the upstream release EL 6.2 and includes packages
from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into
one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
All updates released since upstream 6.2 release are also released to the
CentOS-6.2 mirrors. With this release we are now back to a regular,
managed and tested release path and time scales. However, for the time
being, we are going to retain the CR/ repo in the event its needed in
the future to push ahead-of-release updates.
Upgrading from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5:
We recommend everyone run through a reinstall rather than attempt an
inplace upgrade from CentOS-4 or CentOS-5
Downloading CentOS-6.2 for new installs:
When possible, consider using torrents to run the downloads. In most
cases you will find its also the fastest means to download the distro.
There are currently over a thousand people seeding CentOS-6 and it’s
possible to get upto 400mbps downloads via these torrents.
Torrent files for the DVD’s are available at :
You can also use a mirror close to you :
Most mirrors will allow direct DVD downloads over http, ftp and rsync.
Please keep in mind that not all mirrors are currently updated, some
might take upto another 24 hours before they have all the content.
sha1sum for the CentOS-6.2 ISOS:
Sources and Debuginfo packages:
SRPMS and debuginfo packages are released to vault.centos.org – A
separate announcement will be send through about how we are changing the
way we handle srpms and debuginfo rpms from here on in order to improve
the overall user experience.
The best place to start when looking for help with CentOS is at the wiki
( http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp ) which lists various options and
communities who might be able to help. If you think there is a bug in
the system, do report it at http://bugs.centos.org/ – but keep in mind
that the bugs system is *not* a support mechanism.
Contributing and joining the project:
We are always looking for people to join and help with various things in
the project. If you are keen to help out a good place to start is the
wiki page at http://wiki.centos.org/Contribute . If you have questions
or a specific area you would like to contribute towards that is not
covered on that page, feel free to drop in on
#centos-devel at irc.freenode.net for a chat or email the centos-devel list
Thanks to everyone who contributed towards making 6.2, specially the
enormous effort put in by everyone on the QA team – right on the heels
of the 6.1 release. And the excellent work being done on the
I would personally like to thank my wife, who puts up with all sorts of
strange work hours and sacrifices personal time, often, in favour of
letting me put in more efforts into CentOS.
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
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