Scientific Linux 6.10 releases: rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scientific Linux (SL) is a Linux distribution produced by FermilabCERNDESY and by ETH Zurich. It is a free and open-source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This product is derived from the free and open source software made available by Red Hat, but is not produced, maintained or supported by them. It is built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions, under the terms and conditions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux‘s end-user license agreement and the GNU General Public License.

Goals:

  • Provide a stable, scalable, and extensible operating system for scientific computing
  • Support scientific research by providing methods and procedures for enabling the integration of scientific applications with the operating environment
  • Use the free exchange of ideas, designs, and implementations to prepare a computing platform for the next generation of scientific computing

Scientific Linux

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The developer released the Scientific Linux 6.10 version on Jul 10. The main differences between this version and the 6.9 version are:

Packages changed/added

sl-release
Targets the SL 6.10 release.
OpenAFS
Scientific Linux 6.10 uses the latest release of OpenAFS (1.6.21.3).

Removed compared to Enterprise 6

rhn-client-tools
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
rhnlib
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
rhnsd
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
rhn-setup-gnome
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
subscription-manager
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
yum-rhn-plugin
We cannot provide RHN connections, so we have removed the RHN tools. People requiring RHN must use Enterprise Linux from upstream
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.
vdsm
Was accidentally released by TUV. This is a part of RHEV and not Enterprise Linux so it has been removed.
This change went into effect with SL 6.2 and continues in this release.

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