CentOS 7.6 Is Here: How to Upgrade
On Monday, CentOS 7.6 (1810) became generally available for download. CentOS 7.6 follows the October release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, as CentOS is the open source community-supported rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
A list of changes, deprecated features, and known issues can be found in the release notes for 7.6. Notably, the
golang package is no longer included in the default CentOS repositories, and instead must be installed from the EPEL testing repository as discussed in the release notes.
You can trigger an upgrade to CentOS 7.6 in one step by running:
yum clean all && yum update
The upgrade requires a reboot to load the new kernel version. After upgrading, you can check your new distribution and kernel versions by running
cat /etc/system-release and
uname -r, respectively.