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SLF 6.2

by Patrick Riehecky last modified 2012-06-05 08:50
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Scientific Linux Fermi 6.2 was released on May 7, 2012

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Network install - i386
Network install - x86_64
DVD install - i386
DVD install - x86_64

Release Notes

Added RPM's

Packages that were added to Scientific Linux Fermi, not in plain Scientific Linux. The release notes contain more details.
  • slf-release
  • slf-bookmarks
  • slf-release-notes
  • alpine
  • clamav
  • drbd
  • flpr
  • heartbeat
  • krb5-fermi-config
  • krb5-fermi-krb5.conf
  • krb5-fermi-getcert
  • krb5-fermi-base
  • krb5-fermi-addons
  • openafs-thiscell-FNAL
  • ocsinventory-fermi
  • upsupdbootstrap-fnal
  • upsupdbootstrap-local
  • yum-conf-slf6x
  • yum-conf-fermi-internal
  • yum-conf-fermi-other

Change RPM's

Packages that were changed from the original Scientific Linux packages. The release notes contain more details.
  • krb5-devel
  • krb5-server
  • krb5-libs
  • krb5-server-ldap
  • krb5-pkinit-openssl
  • krb5-workstation
  • redhat-logos
  • yum-autoupdate
  • yum-conf-atrpms
  • yum-conf-elrepo
  • yum-conf-epel
  • yum-conf-rpmforge

Tweak RPM's

Tweak RPM's can be added to change a feature without disturbing the rest of the release. The release notes contain more details. The generic Scientific Linux rpm's start with SL_ The tweak rpm's specific to Fermilab start with zz_
  • SL_desktop_tweaks
  • SL_enable_serialconsole
  • SL_enable_serialconsole-96
  • SL_enable_serialconsole-192
  • SL_enable_serialconsole-384
  • SL_enable_serialconsole-1152
  • SL_no_colorls
  • SL_password_for_singleuser
  • zz_alpine_user_domain
  • zz_auto_update_kernel
  • zz_dhcp_resolv
  • zz_disable_avahi
  • zz_enable_firewall_fnal
  • zz_fermi_ssh_config
  • zz_fermi_sshd_config
  • zz_gdm_doe_banner
  • zz_gdm_no_user_list
  • zz_lang_collate
  • zz_local_dns_cache
  • zz_logwatch_df
  • zz_ntp_configure
  • zz_screenlock_kde
  • zz_sendmail_accept
  • zz_postfix_accept
  • zz_sendmail_fermi_gateway
  • zz_postfix_fermi_gateway
  • zz_tcp_wrappers_change
  • zz_use_clogger


Even Scientific Linux Fermi has limitations. The release notes contain more details.
  • AFS support for compound principals is missing
  • CryptoCard is not supported
  • "text" install only installs "minimum". There is no X . This is a VERY limited install.
  • If there is not "enough" memory the kdump "first boot" screen will pop up a "error box". This "error" looks "bad" but it is just informational.
  • During a network install there is a "screen" that displays the "installation" repositories. There is no need to disable any of these. Please DO NOT disable any of these repos.
  • If you enter a "hostname" during the install and you have selected "dhcp" the "hostname" will be what is returned by the "hostname" command but this will NOT set DHCP_HOSTNAME to this "hostname" as happened on SLF 5. To enable dhcp hostname edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-. Add DHCP_HOSTNAME=.
  • Note that updates are only between the same major version. So in this case that is SLF 6 to SLF 6. This is the same as TUV. There are NO UPGRADES from SLF 4 or 5 to SLF 6 , not even yum upgrades !!!!

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