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CentOS 8.x Navy Linux

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. buik

    buik “Life is trying things to see if they work.” Premium Member

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    Navy Linux will release its Navy Linux release on 01-07-2021.
    Navy Linux will be rpm compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    A nice add-on is that they start their own EPEL named SELR: Stable Enterprise Linux Repository.
    This is the fourth release to fill the CentOS 8 gap, as CentOS Linux 8 ends in December 2021. Always good to see more options being added.

     
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    Thanks for the heads up! Never heard of Navy Linux, but more the merrier I say :D

    hmm is Navy Linux leap frogging Redhat 8.3 for GCC versions provided ? RH 8, CentOS 8 and AlmaLinux use GCC 8.x by default and GCC 9/10 access via gcc-toolset packages but Navy Linux's GIT server is working on GCC 10.2.x Packaging / gcc · GitLab ?
     
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    I don't think so. Compiling software with a newer GCC may give new, specific GCC10 based bugs, errors, compatibility or other GCC related problems. As Red Hat compiles its own software using the default 8 GCC. There is no knowlage base for GCC 10. So in case of problems who or what do you consult?

    It is unlikely that a small team like Navy is going to repackage thousands of packages with a newer GCC.

    In addition, it could also be that Navy Linux is no longer 100% compatible with RHEL.
    Therefore it is also highly unlikely that they would try this.

    I think the GCC 10 is in git to make it faster to repackage, or semi automate this task. I won't be surprised if they add the GCC 8 and 9 branch later.
     
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    Probably so. Though wouldn't make sense if RedHat/CentOS 8 natively already have gcc-toolset-9/10 offerings so GCC 9 and GCC 10 would already be part of AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux and Navy Linux 8.3+ out of the box package offerings.
     
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