Release for CentOS Linux 7

We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7
(1511) for 64 bit x86 compatible machines.

This is the third major release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as
1511, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

As always, read through the Release Notes at : - these notes
contain important information about the release and details about some
of the content inside the release from the CentOS QA team. These notes
are updated constantly to include issues and incorporate feedback from
the users.

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Updates, Sources, and DebugInfos

Updates released since we froze the iso and install media content are
posted in the updates repo along with the release. This will include
content from late November 2015 and December 2015, therefore anyone
running a new install is highly encouraged to run a 'yum update'
operation immediate on install completion.  You can apply all updates,
including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux
7/x86_64 machine by just running 'yum update'. Note that it might be
upto 24 hrs from this announcement before the entire mirror network
has got the updated content.

As with all CentOS Linux 7 components, this release was built from
sources hosted at In addition, SRPMs that are a
byproduct of the build (and also considered critical in the code and
buildsys process) are being published to match every binary RPM we
release. Sources will be available from in their own
dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs. Since
there is far less traffic to the CentOS source RPMs compared with the
binary RPMs, we are not putting this content on the main mirror
network. If users wish to mirror this content they can do so using the
reposync command available in the yum-utils package. All CentOS source
RPMs are signed with the same key used to sign their binary
counterparts. Developers and end users looking at inspecting and
contributing patches to the CentOS Linux distro will find the code
hosted at far simpler to work against. Details on how
to best consume those are documented along with a quick start at :

Debuginfo packages are also being signed and pushed. Yum configs
shipped in the new release file will have all the context required for
debuginfo to be available on every CentOS Linux install.

This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS
Linux 7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their
machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to
handle stale content is included in the Release Notes.

As discussed in the mailing list thread
there are no LiveCD images included due to space constraints.

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In order to conserve donor bandwidth, and to make it possible to get
the mirror content sync'd out as soon as possible, we recommend using
torrents to get your initial installer images:

Details on the images are available on the mirrors at - that file
clearly highlights the difference in the images, and when one might be
more suitable than the others.