Category Archives: CentOS

Community contributed Kickstarts for CentOS Linux

hi, At https://github.com/CentOS/Community-Kickstarts we’ve been collecting community contributed kickstarts for various roles, deployments and versions. If you are writing and/or using kickstarts in your setup, it would be awesome to have them hosted here as well, please feel free to send PR’s. Just keep in mind a few basic things: Kickstarts should end in .cfg… Read More »

Battery and power status on your CentOS Linux laptop

The upower cli tool will get you a ton of great info for the battery ( and other things related to power ). Make sure you have it installed ( rpm -q upower ), and give it a shot like this : $ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 native-path: BAT0 vendor: SMP model: 45N1703 serial: 5616 power… Read More »

Git 2 on CentOS Linux 7

The distro shipped git is still at version 1.8, but if you need or want a newer git version there are a few options. The CentOS SCL SIG {https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo} publishes a git212 collection that hosts git version 2.12.2 ( at the moment, it will get updates as updates become avaialble ). There is a collection… Read More »

Welcoming new members to the CentOS Container team

Join me in warmly welcoming Dharmit Shah, Bama Charan Kundu and Navid Shaikh to the CentOS Container team. They are primarily focused on delivering and curating the CentOS Container Pipeline (https://github.com/centos/container-pipeline-service ). In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for announcements from them in the CentOS Blog at https://seven.centos.org . – KB

Security contact for the CentOS Project

If you find any security issue in a CentOS.org website or service, please let us know; the same goes for any issues in CentOS Linux as well as the SIG content on centos.org. And the best way to get in touch is to email security@centos.org – and if the content is sensitive, please use the… Read More »

Welcoming the OpsTool SIG

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Matthias Runge, Rich Megginson and the entire community to the OpsTools Special Interest Group in CentOS. The OpsTools SIG, as they are known, are a group focused on building, testing and delivering tools typically used in operations roles in various types of infrastructure including Cloud deployments, management around… Read More »

Welcome CDN77.com as a CentOS Project Sponsor

Over the years, the CentOS Project infra has exclusively been run on donated hardware, managed by the CentOS infra team from end to end. Most of the edge parts of the content delivery have happened from third party mirrors – these third party mirrors have helped massively in ensuring that we’re able to deliver content… Read More »

CentOS Project group on Facebook is over 20k users

The CentOS Project’s facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/ just went over 20,000 users ( its at 20,038 at the moment ). Great milestone and many thanks for all the support. Large chunks of credit goes to Ljubomir Ljubojevic ( https://www.facebook.com/ljubomir.ljubojevic ) for his time and curating the admin team on the Facebook group. And a shout… Read More »

Forcing CPU speed

Most of the time tuned-adm can set fairly good power states, but I’ve noticed that when I want powersave as the active profile, to try and maximize the battery life – it will still run with an ondemand governor; In some cases, eg when on a plane and spending all the time in a text… Read More »

Getting Started with CentOS CI

We have been building out a CentOS Community CI infra, that is open to anyone working on infra code or related areas to CentOS Linux, and have now onboarded a few projects. You can see the web ui ( jenkins! ) at https://ci.centos.org/. Dusty has also put together a basic getting started guide, that also… Read More »