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CentOS 8.x CentOS 8 Now End Of Life (EOL)

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. lostincable

    lostincable New Member

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    Just catching up

    So what is the status of centminmod moving forward if centos is eol?

    Is centos still safe to use?

    I read almalinux is the preferred take over but centminmod needs a lot of work to be compatible.

    Curious to see what others are doing?

     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Only CentOS 8 is EOL, CentOS 7 is supported until 2024 - yes weird way of doing things for Redhat/CentOS.

    Yes working on AlmaLinux 8 and RockyLinux 8 support https://community.centminmod.com/threads/centmin-mod-centos-8-compatibility-worklog.18372/
     
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    RHEL 9 is expected to be released this year, probably in May. That means it is also expected for AlmaLinux 9 and RockyLinux 9 to be released a few time later.

    I know AlmaLinux and RockyLinux have a long term support, but it's not better to skip version 8, and go for version 9 in 2024? The year Centos 7 is going EOL, and 2 years after RHEL 9 was release (it should be stable enough for that time).

    Diferences between 8 and 9 will be minimal.
     
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  5. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    The difference between Enterprise Linux (EL) versions is always small.
    The learning curve is small, the impact low.

    After EL7 (systemd), little has changed.
    Often the software is updated.
    Then you can say, yes since EL8 you have APPstream.

    But APPstream was already available in EL7 with Software collections (SCL).
    Just a different name. Just a bit different approach.

    For example YUM update still works. While it has been requested by DNF for years.
     
  6. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I haven't even looked at EL9. EL8 had big changes to EL7 so that's where all the testing is being done. I'm hoping that EL8 to EL9 jump won't be as drastic so whatever I do on EL8 support will transfer to EL9. So getting EL7 to EL8 right is the best use of my time :)
     
  7. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Can't wait to test it :)
     
  9. eva2000

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  10. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    As supported platform.
    It was already possible to install it on AlmaLinux because AlmaLinux is binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS etc.