CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

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CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by slorps » 2021/03/18 21:49:49

Diseased things should not be propped up and above ground. It is an offense to the land of the living, and creates a terrible smell.

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by TrevorH » 2021/03/18 22:46:02

CentOS 7 is still supported until 2024 so it's not quite dead yet.
CentOS 6 died in November 2020 - migrate to a new version!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by scottro » 2021/03/19 14:37:40

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by atifak » 2021/03/27 07:40:13

CentOS 7 is still here for 2 more years. I won't be saying it's dead yet.

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by man_beach » 2021/05/29 09:10:08

Alternatives? Preferably with long term support?

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by MartinR » 2021/05/29 09:42:54

As Trevor and Atifak say, C7 is not dead yet. It's now in maintenance mode only however so only expect security- and bug-fixes. Alternatives:
  • Alma (RHEL rebuild)
  • Rocky (ditto)
  • Springdale (and again)
  • Fedora (worth considering)
  • OpenSuSE (different, but designed for big machines/servers as well as desktops
A lot depends upon your useage case though. I've plumped for Alma, but YMMV.

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by lightman47 » 2021/05/30 11:29:28

I opted for the developer license (16 uses) for RHEL 8. As long as the CentOS forum is here there is support. I am unaware of any issue that may lie ahead for that license, but I guess I'll learn. It was extremely easy to get and also allowed me to their documentation. If you register yourself at each install time, it will install all the latest packages from the Red Hat servers. The price thus far is an email every few days about developer news/courses/etc. Also, the 'third party packages' (epel, elrepo, etc.) seem to be having problems keeping up; I hope that's temporary

For now, I am a happy guy.

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by man_beach » 2021/05/31 08:40:36

I'm using CentOS 7 as a stable desktop with long term support, aided by the advice from https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/cen ... -2021.html. Got a couple of years to find an alternative, I suppose.

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Re: CentOS is dead, time to bury the corpse

Post by Mike_Rochefort » 2021/06/02 15:27:50

lightman47 wrote:
2021/05/30 11:29:28
Also, the 'third party packages' (epel, elrepo, etc.) seem to be having problems keeping up; I hope that's temporary
This may be due to 8.4 being released recently. If you have specific packages that are having problems, I'd report them on Bugzilla and keep track of/karma them in Bodhi.

At least for EPEL; RPM Fusion and ELRepo have their own issue trackers.

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