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Discussion in 'AlmaLinux 8 & Rocky Linux 8 Beta Testing' started by buik, Oct 24, 2022.

  1. buik

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

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    What is the current status of the EL8 beta test?
    Are there any EL8 specific features that will be introduced?
    Looking at the past few weeks, some things have been touched up.

    But for what I can see with myself. Is, that the EL8 beta running properly so far.


    What is the next step? EL9 beta testing or EL8 available to the mainstream public?
     
  2. duderuud

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    That is my experience also...
     
  3. eva2000

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    Still have each individual Centmin Mod addons/* and tools/* to test for so feedback on those would be helpful too ;) I haven't got around to testing all the addons/tools yet.
    So only been some changes to TCP system wide settings that EL8 have higher limits for than EL7 and the migration of all EL7 init.d services to systemd services. And the public EL8 worklog still applies where it's relevant at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/centmin-mod-centos-8-compatibility-worklog.18372/

    After EL8 private beta testing, it's public EL8 beta testing by enabling the installers on 130.00beta01 to support EL8 OSes. Once that is to an acceptable level of confidence, I'd work on EL9 more before that private beta happens - definitely more work involved if you want PHP <8.0 and below on EL9 to work due to EL9 native OpenSSL 3.0 not being compatible with PHP 7.x, or 8.0 and only for PHP 8.1+
     
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    Have you a complete list of tools to install and test ?
     
  5. eva2000

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    They're all under directories at
    • /usr/local/src/centminmod/addons
    • /usr/local/src/centminmod/tools
    Some need removing from Centmin Mod, some are already limited to CentOS 7 only and others need looking at i.e.
    Code (Text):
    ls -lAh /usr/local/src/centminmod/addons
    total 800K
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 251K Sep 21 21:55 acmetool.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  699 Sep 21 21:55 avginstall.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  13K Oct 22 08:07 customcurl.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  11K Sep 21 21:55 devtoolset-4.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  11K Sep 21 21:55 devtoolset-6.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  53K Oct 22 08:07 ffmpeg.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  16K Sep 21 21:55 geoip.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.1K Sep 21 21:55 git2_install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9.6K Sep 21 21:55 golang.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7.0K Sep 21 21:55 ioncube.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.3K Sep 21 21:55 ius-repo.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6.2K Sep 21 21:55 linfo.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  14K Sep 21 21:55 maldet.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  18K Sep 21 21:55 mysqladmin_shell.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  30K Sep 21 21:55 nodejs.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.9K Sep 21 21:55 opendkim.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  32K Sep 21 21:55 passenger.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  20K Sep 21 21:55 php72-mcrypt.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  20K Sep 21 21:55 php73-mcrypt.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  20K Sep 21 21:55 php74-mcrypt.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  20K Sep 21 21:55 php80-mcrypt.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9.4K Sep 21 21:55 python27_install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.8K Sep 21 21:55 python34_install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.2K Sep 21 21:55 python35_install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  12K Sep 21 21:55 python36_install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  32K Sep 21 21:55 rclone.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  13K Oct 22 08:07 redis-server-install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  27K Sep 21 21:55 ruby.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  50K Sep 21 21:55 wget.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.5K Sep 21 21:55 wpcli.sh
    

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    ls -lAh /usr/local/src/centminmod/tools
    total 760K
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.7K Sep 21 21:55 addsudousers.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  31K Sep 21 21:55 auditd.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9.2K Sep 21 21:55 autoprotect.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4.1K Sep 21 21:55 backup-perm.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.6K Sep 21 21:55 centminmod_packager.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.9K May  9 06:15 cf-authenticated-origin-cert-update.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  29K Aug 25 22:04 checkdomains.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  63K Oct 22 08:07 cminfo.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4.3K Sep 21 21:55 cmupdate.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  11K May  9 06:15 csf-advancetweaks.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  11K Sep 21 21:55 csfcf.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5.9K May  9 06:15 csfincapsula.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  38K Sep 21 21:55 csf-reinstall.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.2K May  9 06:15 dst-root-ca-fix.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  16K Sep 21 21:55 emailnotify.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.4K Sep 21 21:55 email.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5.7K May  9 06:15 geoip2db-update.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6.8K Sep 21 21:55 geoipdb-update.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.3K Sep 21 21:55 gitsetup.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  11K Sep 21 21:55 hptweaks.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.3K May  9 06:15 htpasswd.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6.6K Sep 21 21:55 imagemagick-fix.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  33K Sep 21 21:55 imagemagick-update.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.6K May  9 06:15 jetpackips.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5.1K Sep 21 21:55 journald-set.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.3K Sep 21 21:55 kernelcheck.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8.3K Sep 21 21:55 mariadb-jemalloc.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  285 May  9 06:15 mytimes.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7.3K Sep 21 21:55 nano-syntax.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  14K Sep 21 21:55 nginx-binary-backup.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.3K Sep 21 21:55 ntpd.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  70K Sep 21 21:55 nv.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  87K Sep 21 21:55 nvwp.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  17K Oct 22 08:07 php-systemd.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  17K Sep 21 21:55 pip-updates.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  33K Sep 21 21:55 regen_wpsecure.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.1K May  9 06:15 resolv-setup.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  33K Oct 22 08:07 setio.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4.5K Sep 21 21:55 sitestatus.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7.5K Sep 21 21:55 switch-nginx-ciphers.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  55K Sep 21 21:55 wp-cache-enabler-generate.sh
    


    Like tools/backup-perm.sh https://community.centminmod.com/th...kup-restore-file-directory-permissions.10633/
     
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    Any updates? All seems to be running flawlessly on my end.

    Maybe time to make this an open beta?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2023
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    Some bugs have been reported privately so there's work on that and right now haven't had much time as focused on my paid client work - bills need to be paid heh.
     
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    Im running it on a couple of live sites and very pleased with it.....
     
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    I've been dealing with life since the start of the year. Lost friends and relations. Now back to it...

    I've got a server on linode that is beginning to creak, easiest thing in the world to bump it to 64. I'm also thinking, it's been there for 9 years, it's fallen behind on mariadb 10.1... maybe not a bad time/excuse to roll a new one on EL8 :)

    My tests have not thrown anything untoward up, although not really doing anything to edgy. I've been doing it on Rocky, unsure if there is a difference/preference going forwards for rocky or alma, is there?

    Given 123 was in beta, and was for most of my time here and using it in the wild, is el8/130 of a similar 'stable' beta now?
     
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    Good to know :)

    AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux 8 are pretty much the same but also depends on the OS image defaults provided by your web host provider. For example, I just installed AlmaLinux 9 on OVH template for testing and it's missing some packages I assumed to be installed on other AlmaLinux 9 default images provided by other web hosts - so will need to add more checks :) The last few 130.00beta01 updates have also been for EL8+ bug fixes etc i.e. broken OpenDKIM in EL8+.

    130.00beta01 with EL8 would be less stable than 123.09beta01 with EL7, just because I've probably tested less with EL8 than EL7 and there's been less bug reporting/tests by end users for EL8 than EL7 due to private beta only EL8.

    To give you a comparison, with EL7 I had more free spare time to do testing to the level of doing 50+ Centmin Mod installs per day continuously over 30+ days on over 15+ different servers from 10+ web hosts = 1,500 Centmin Mod installations and inspection of all automated logs to pick up errors and issues that may pick up web host/OS image dependent. I haven't been able to do that level of testing with EL8 due to having do paid client work to keep the lights on :) But 130.00beta01 with EL8+ is better tomorrow than today in terms of development/testing :D

    Here's an example of an unforeseen EL8+ issue that @Matt reported that needed fixing https://community.centminmod.com/th...ocky8-causing-ro-file-system-on-reboot.23763/