I know, it is a little bit out off topic here, and this is not because this is the 1st of April, but because I'm using it as the main host of all my virtual machines, and even if Oracle database software is officially not certified on CentOS, a lot of people are using it as a database server, as a free OS fully RHEL compatible.
Several week after RHEL 5.3, and two-three weeks later OEL 5.3, CentOS is finaly released its own version of 5.3.
If you are on CentOS 5.x (mine is CentOS5.2), it is very easy to upgrade. For some reasons I had to run the yum update a couple of times before taking in account the news packages. But then, everything run fine :
[root@hercules /root]# rpm -q centos-release centos-release-5-2.el5.centos [root@hercules /root]# yum list updates Loading "fastestmirror" plugin Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.fraunhofer.de * updates: ftp.belnet.be * addons: ftp.hosteurope.de * extras: ftp.hosteurope.de Updated Packages NetworkManager.x86_64 1:0.7.0-3.el5 base NetworkManager-glib.x86_64 1:0.7.0-3.el5 base [...]the list of update pakages is around 300, I won't post here[...] [root@hercules /root]# yum update Loading "fastestmirror" plugin Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.widexs.nl * updates: ftp.belnet.be * addons: ftp.hosteurope.de * extras: centos.intergenia.de Setting up Update Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package glx-utils.x86_64 0:6.5.1-7.7.el5 set to be updated ---> Package xorg-x11-drv-ati.x86_64 0:6.6.3-3.22.el5 set to be updated [...]
Total download size: 363 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: (1/283): mkinitrd-5.1.19. 100% |=========================| 449 kB 00:01 (2/283): dbus-glib-0.73-8 100% |=========================| 162 kB 00:00 [...] Complete! [root@hercules /root]# rpm -q centos-release centos-release-5-3.el5.centos.1
To check your Linux distribution, you can use : [root@hercules /root]# more /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
Don't forget to bounce your server : [root@hercules /root]# shutdown -r now
Lastly, if you are using VMWare like I do, don't forget to re-configure it : [root@hercules /]# cd appl/vmware/bin [root@hercules /appl/vmware/bin]# ./vmware-config.pl Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
Stopping VMware services: Virtual machine monitor [ OK ] Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 [ OK ] Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2 [ OK ] Virtual ethernet [ OK ]
Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries. [...] Starting VMware services: Virtual machine monitor [ OK ] Virtual ethernet [ OK ] Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 [ OK ] Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2 [ OK ] Starting VMware virtual machines... [ OK ]
The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.8 build-126538 for Linux for this running kernel completed successfully.
All is running fine !
Thanks to the CentOS' team, even if this version is coming very late compared to the source. To go further : http://www.centos.org