CentOS 5.6

CentOS 5.6 released today. Some of it’s features :

  • ext4 is now a fully supported file system
  • Many packages updated to newer versions
  • New packages that were not present in 5.5
  • New repositories
  • php53 is available as a php replacement

to update from 5.5

Login as root and issue “yum list updates”  to get a list of packages that are going to be update

yum list updates

then procced with the update

yum update

reboot the system

reboot

and check the version

rpm -q centos-release

the output should be

centos-release-5-6.el5.centos.1

or

cat /etc/redhat-release

the output should be

CentOS release 5.6 (Final)

 

If upgrading from a CentOS 5 release earlier than 5.5 the following procedure is advised:

yum clean all
yum update glibc\*
yum update yum\* rpm\* pyth\*
yum clean all
yum update mkinitrd nash
yum update selinux\*
yum update
shutdown -r now

and check the version

rpm -q centos-release

the output should be

centos-release-5-6.el5.centos.1

or

cat /etc/redhat-release

the output should be

CentOS release 5.6 (Final)

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