CentOS 7.4 is released

CentOS-7 (1708) – 7.4 is released

CentOS 7.4 (1708)

Some known issues:

  • ip6tables where the iptables service fails to start - apply the fix:  iptables-1.4.21-18.0.1.el7
  • The version of libgpod in EPEL repository is different in CentOS 7.4, workaround:
    yum downgrade libgpod.
  • Use VirtualBox 5.1.28 or later in CentOS 7.4. (old version is not fully compatible in CentOS 7.4
  • From RHEL/CentOS7.4, the size of the /boot partition changed to be minimum 1GB, because of significant increase of the initramfs.
  • Samba problem, apply the workaround: krb5-libs-1.15.1-8.el7
    Except in this case:
    Samba share with sssd authentication is broken. A workaround is to downgrade the samba packages to an earlier version.
  • At least 1024 MB RAM is required is for CentOS 7.4, Use at least 1344 MB RAM, for the installation of LiveGNOME/LiveKDE.
  • The screen resolution is 800×600 or superior.
  • Changed icon size if necessary with the workaround:
    gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level ‘small’

Upgrade problem:

  • For users of openldap-servers with ppolicy, before the upgrade, check this: https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=13750
  • For users need rdma, do this before upgrade: yum install rdma-core && yum update
  • Gnome is too dark colours, workaround: yum reinstall vte291

For VMs:

  • VMware Workstation/VMware ESXi (SCSI adapters: BusLogic and LsiLogic)
    The default kernel from CentOS 7 does not include the corresponding driver, e.g
    an unbootable system if you install on a SCSI disk using the defaults for CentOS
    workaround: Select “Red Hat Enterprise Linux” and “paravirtualized SCSI adapter”.
  • CentOS-7 as a Xen domU in ParaVirtualization (PV) mode, an upgrade to CentOS-7 (1708) will cause the VM to not be able to boot.
    workaround: Use HVM (full emulation) or PV-on-HVM mode


Deepin/Depth 15.4 64bits in Technosynoptic.

Deepin/Depth 15.4 64bits only for non-commercial use
Note: From 15.4, only the 64 bits is free for non-commercial use.


Some features/changes:
Changed from ubuntu base to Debian;
Shipped with Google Chrome as default browser;
New kernel 4.9.8;
New control center; (Deepin Desktop Environment – DDE)

CVE-2017-7494 – Samba 漏洞


All versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onwards are vulnerable to a remote
code execution vulnerability, allowing a malicious client to upload a
shared library to a writable share, and then cause the server to load
and execute it.

Manual fix/Workaround

Add the parameter:
nt pipe support = no

to the [global] section of your smb.conf and restart smbd. This
prevents clients from accessing any named pipe endpoints. Note this
can disable some expected functionality for Windows clients.