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> Scientific Linxu 6.2 Released
 Posted: Feb 15 2012, 09:03 PM
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Release Notes for Scientific Linux 6.2 February 15 2012

The full release notes are available at

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
added EULA

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

RHN related tools present in SL6.1 have been removed
rhn-client-tools, rhnlib, rhnsd, rhn-setup-gnome, subscription-manager, yum-rhn-plugin

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.


Iso Download area

Note: the boot.iso in the 'iso' directory is just a hard link of the one from images.

The 6x link has been updated.

The full release notes are available at

Pat Riehecky

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