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I noticed on my system that apart from some app updates there haven't been any clearOS 7.3 updates since late July. 'yum update' and 'yum upgrade' both come back with 'no packages marked for update'.

Then I looked at the CentOS site and found that there apparently aren't any updates for 7.3 past late July (http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7.3.1611/updates/x86_64/Packages)

Perhaps I'm just not familiar with the timing of CentOS patch releases. Seems odd there haven't been any OS updates in the past month. What am I missing?

Thanks.
Saturday, September 02 2017, 04:08 AM
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    Sunday, September 03 2017, 03:54 AM - #Permalink
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    Sorry wrong forum
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    Sunday, September 03 2017, 02:52 AM - #Permalink
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    Brian - all updates from ClearOS... using the Community Version... auto updates turned off, proactively look for updates and apply first to test machine and if OK then to production... Community gets updates before the 'paid' versions.

    Only mentioned 'CR' to indicate where CentOS is focused at the moment... don't use 'CR' here to update ClearOS :o
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    Saturday, September 02 2017, 07:33 PM - #Permalink
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    We will always push hard for security updates and bug fixes. In truth, a lot of packages are already staged for release with 7.4 already and you can look in the 'clearos-updates-testing' repos to see what is coming.

    Also, you can track our progress here:

    https://tracker.clearos.com/roadmap_page.php
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    Saturday, September 02 2017, 05:58 PM - #Permalink
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    OK, thanks Tony and Dave for your responses.

    Dave, following the 'deluge' of updates for clearOS 7.4, will there generally then be periodic updates for bug fixes and security vulnerabilities?

    Tony, did the list of recent updates you provided come from the 7.3 Home/Business release or the 7.4 'CR'? I ask because apart from a few app updates in August, I haven't seen any updates for my system since July. For example, you list an update to openldap-clients-2.4.44-5.v7.x86_64. Whereas on my system the latest I see is openldap-clients-2.4.40-13.v7.1.x86_64.

    thanks again!

    --Brian
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    Saturday, September 02 2017, 02:00 PM - #Permalink
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    There is an update coming. A big one. CentOS is a rebuild of Redhat Enterprise Linux from RHEL sources. Redhat released version 7.4 on Aug 1, 2017. That is the update to CentOS and it is the update to ClearOS. ClearOS is currently based on CentOS so the workflow for all patches is typically this:

    Redhat >> CentOS >> ClearOS QA >> ClearOS Community >> ClearOS Home/Business

    CentOS is not yet code complete on all of their packages and we typically wait until 2 things occur on CentOS before adopting their packages:

    1) that they have sufficient SRPMs and libraries available to build the distinctive ClearOS parts
    2) that they release their ISO installer

    With our recent shift to quarterly ISOs we don't care so much about number 2 anymore. As for number 1, we've already rebuilt for 7.4 a significant portion of what will be 7.4 including the kernel. There are just a few more items that we need from CentOS to be code complete for 7.4. And then expect a deluge of updates. Significant in this update are major kernel improvements that patch the source Redhat kernel with many kernel 4 improvements.
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    Saturday, September 02 2017, 01:58 PM - #Permalink
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    CentOS are putting all their efforts into releasing 7.4 which will happen very soon...
    The 'CR' update is already out with what will be 7.4...

    We have released the CR repo with what will be the CentOS 7 (1708)
    content.

    Please see this link for details:
    http://bit.ly/2w7eIe6

    Release Notes:
    http://bit.ly/2is4Kku

    Announcements:
    http://bit.ly/2viRAIl

    Special thanks, as always, to our community based QA team. We could
    never get this stuff done without them. You guys and gals ROCK!

    Enjoy !

    Thanks,
    Johnny Hughes

    Here are some of my ClearOS 7.3 updates for last month - a mixture of OS, ClearOS specific and linux applications

    Jul 30 00:56:15 Installed: 1:app-firewall-dynamic-1.0.2-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 06 18:47:02 Installed: miniupnpd-2.0-1.11.v7.x86_64
    Aug 06 18:58:00 Installed: miniupnpd-2.0-1.11.v7.x86_64
    Aug 06 19:00:18 Installed: miniupnpd-2.0-1.11.v7.x86_64
    Aug 06 19:02:32 Installed: miniupnpd-2.0-1.11.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:05 Updated: ffmpeg-libavutil-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:06 Installed: 1:grub2-common-2.02-0.64.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:15:06 Updated: clearos-release-7-4.1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:11 Updated: initscripts-9.49.39-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:12 Updated: ffmpeg-libswresample-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:17 Installed: 1:grub2-tools-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:18 Installed: 1:grub2-tools-minimal-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:19 Updated: ffmpeg-libswscale-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:19 Updated: ffmpeg-libpostproc-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:20 Updated: openldap-2.4.44-5.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:23 Installed: 1:grub2-tools-extra-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:23 Updated: rp-pppoe-3.11-7.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:28 Installed: 1:grub2-pc-modules-2.02-0.64.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:15:28 Installed: 1:grub2-pc-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:32 Updated: x265-libs-2.5-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:33 Updated: ffmpeg-libavcodec-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:34 Updated: ffmpeg-libavformat-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:34 Updated: ffmpeg-libavfilter-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:34 Updated: ffmpeg-libavdevice-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:37 Updated: ffmpeg-3.1.10-1.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:37 Updated: 14:arpwatch-2.1a15-36.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:38 Updated: iptables-1.4.21-18.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:38 Updated: webconfig-httpd-tools-2.4.6-67.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:47 Updated: webconfig-httpd-2.4.6-67.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:47 Updated: 1:webconfig-mod_ssl-2.4.6-67.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:15:50 Updated: clearos-framework-7.4.2-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:15:53 Updated: theme-clearos-admin-7.4.2-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:05 Updated: 1:app-base-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:06 Updated: 1:app-base-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:10 Updated: 1:app-network-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:10 Updated: 1:app-network-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:11 Updated: 1:app-tasks-core-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:12 Updated: 1:app-dashboard-core-2.4.2-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:13 Updated: 1:app-software-updates-core-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:13 Updated: 1:app-software-updates-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:13 Updated: 1:app-dashboard-2.4.2-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:14 Updated: 1:app-flexshare-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:14 Updated: 1:app-web-server-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:15 Updated: 1:app-configuration-backup-core-2.3.26-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:17 Updated: 1:app-smtp-core-2.3.23-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:19 Updated: 1:app-firewall-core-2.3.24-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:19 Updated: 1:app-dhcp-core-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:20 Updated: 1:app-suva-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:20 Updated: 1:app-clearcenter-core-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:22 Updated: 1:app-dynamic-dns-core-2.3.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:23 Updated: 1:app-network-map-core-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:26 Updated: 1:app-edition-core-2.3.23-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:27 Updated: 1:app-marketplace-core-2.3.24-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:28 Updated: 1:app-marketplace-2.3.24-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:28 Updated: 1:app-dynamic-dns-2.3.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:28 Updated: 1:app-edition-2.3.23-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:28 Updated: 1:app-network-map-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:29 Updated: 1:app-clearcenter-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:29 Updated: 1:app-dhcp-2.4.0-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:29 Updated: 1:app-firewall-2.3.24-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:29 Updated: 1:app-smtp-2.3.23-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:30 Updated: 1:app-configuration-backup-2.3.26-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:30 Updated: 1:app-web-server-2.4.1-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:36 Updated: serviio-1.9-1.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:36 Installed: 1:grub2-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:16:37 Updated: openldap-clients-2.4.44-5.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:16:38 Updated: openldap-servers-2.4.44-5.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:16:39 Installed: 1:grub2-tools-efi-2.02-0.64.v7.x86_64
    Aug 24 13:16:41 Updated: amavisd-new-2.10.1-6.v7.noarch
    Aug 24 13:16:56 Updated: dropbox-32.4.23-1.v7.x86_64
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