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> SL 7.4 RC2 x86_64 is now available for testing
patriehecky
 Posted: Sep 26 2017, 04:24 PM
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Scientific Linux 7.4 RC2 x86_64

These are the notes for the "Release Candidate" of Scientific Linux 7.4

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THIS IS NOT FOR PRODUCTION.

This is for testing. Please report back any issues to

SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-DEVEL@FNAL.GOV

Unless critical issues are reported before Sept 28 2017 this will be
released as Scientific Linux 7.4 on Oct 2 2017.

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DOWNLOAD
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http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7.4/x86_64/os/images/boot.iso
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7.4/x86_64/iso/

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Major Differences from SL 7.4 BETA/RC1

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iptables has been rebuilt with the fixes from RHBZ 1481207.
The SL patches resolve a bug where the iptables services report the
firewall is loaded when it is not. This bug primarily impacts dual
stack (IPv4 and IPv6) systems.
The upstream fix is still pending release.

sl-release has been updated to the non-rolling yum repos

cockpit container tools have been moved to the sl-extras repo

libreport has been rebuilt to correctly debrand anaconda crash reports

gnu-efi has been rebuilt to store EFI binaries in the default location

dovecot has been rebuilt against the latest openssl

atlas has been rebuilt to correct AVX instructions

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Major Differences from SL 7.3

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PACKAGES ADDED/CHANGED
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UEFI Secure Boot Chain
The boot packages (shim, grub2, kernel) are now signed by the
new Scientific Linux Secure Boot key.
If you use UEFI Secure Boot, you MUST import this new key
into your Machine Owner Key database.
If you do not use UEFI Secure Boot, no action is required.

For more information about Scientific Linux and Secure Boot
please review
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7x/x86_64/release-notes/#_about_uefi_secure_boot
https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-ANNOUNCE;2776c184.1707

OpenAFS
OpenAFS has been updated to version 1.6.21 from openafs.org

Anaconda User Help
The anaconda user help files are now correctly debranded.
Thanks for the bug report Michael Tiernan!

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KNOWN ISSUES
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libgpod
Users of the EPEL libgpod package may need to run
yum downgrade libgpod
before running yum update

MATE and Cinnamon
We have encountered some display issues with the MATE and
Cinnamon desktops as provided by EPEL-7.
The exact causes are unclear.

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Pat Riehecky

Scientific Linux developer
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