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> SL 6.2 Release Candidate 2 i386/x86_64 is now available for testing
 Posted: Feb 7 2012, 10:14 PM
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The second release candidate for Scientific Linux 6.2 has been released!

Changes since Release Candidate 1:
- fixed the inclusion of foreign language support files for non-English environments


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Release Notes for Scientific Linux 6.2 Release Candidate 2 Feb 7, 2012

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Differences from SL6.1

Added the Scientific Linux install classes
DVD installs do not ask for the network unless needed

Updated to version 1.6.0-97.z2.sl6
This packages includes a patch to disable NAT pings to avoid a race condition

livecd-tools, liveusb-creator
Updated from upstream to version 13.4
Added support for SL 6.2

Changed to recognize Scientific Linux as an Enterprise Linux

removed Troy Dawson's GPG key
added CERN's GPG

yum-autoupdate has had PRERUN and POSTRUN scripts added for more flexibility

External Repositories for yum
The yum-conf-* packages now require yum-fastestmirror by popular request
The new x86_64 adobe repo is now available

mingw32, hivex, openmpi-psm
Removed these packages from the i386 tree as they do not belong in that tree

Removed compared to Enterprise 6

RHN related tools
* rhn-client-tools
* rhnlib
* rhnsd
* rhn-setup-gnome
* subscription-manager
* yum-rhn-plugin

* Was accidentally released by TUV. This is a part of RHEV and not Enterprise Linux.

Pat Riehecky
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