CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

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CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by desertcat » 2019/08/08 04:15:37

Wonder if TrevorH or someone in the know can tell me if CentOS 7.7 is due out soon. I just ran yum update and got that it planned to update kmod-nvidia from kmod-nvidia.x86_64 0:430.40-1.el7_6.elrepo will be updated --> kmod-nvidia-430.40-2.el7_7.elrepo.x86_64 (elrepo), followed by a whole bunch of kernel dependency errors. I then ran yum update --exclude=kmod-nvidia which solved the problem. Is there any hint of either RHEL 7.7 or CentOS 7.7 due out soon?!?

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by avij » 2019/08/08 05:08:53

You have been here long enough to know that CentOS 7.7 "will be released when it is ready". Yes, RHEL 7.7 was released a few days ago. Feel free to read its release notes in the meantime.

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by ron7000 » 2019/08/08 21:03:45

kmod-nvidia failed on you?

i asked a similar question, about rhel 7.6.xx going to rhel 7.7.yy does centos follow in lockstep with that kernel update within the major version.
it does, and was out within that week.
I'd be interested in finding out actually how long... couple days or couple weeks or couple months, that it does take from release of rhel 7.7 do we see centos 7.7

be a pal and when it happens post the date

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by TrevorH » 2019/08/08 21:19:30

ELRepo is built for RHEL. It just happens to work on CentOS. When a new RHEL comes out, ELRepo build kmod packages against it so that RHEL users can use them. CentOS users will still be on 7.6 and will need to use the older non-7.7 packages.
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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by lightman47 » 2019/08/08 22:55:56

Back in my Fedora days, I quickly learned that when a weekly 'update' fails - let it! If, after a month, it still fails - start investigating. That philosophy has saved me so much work! I know - tough to walk away ...

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Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by desertcat » 2019/08/10 08:52:00

avij wrote:
2019/08/08 05:08:53
You have been here long enough to know that CentOS 7.7 "will be released when it is ready". Yes, RHEL 7.7 was released a few days ago. Feel free to read its release notes in the meantime.
Thanks Avij. I was totally unaware that RHEL 7.7 had been released. My first clue was the errant Kmod-Nvidia. For some strange reason I was under the mistaken impression that RHEL 7.7 had been released a month ago, not a few days ago. Oh well I guess it is almost time to start thinking of buttoning up 7.6, and backing the entire thing up... just in case the CentOS 7.7 (When it does come out ... whenever that is) roll-over throws a hissy fit.

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by desertcat » 2019/08/10 09:02:57

TrevorH wrote:
2019/08/08 21:19:30
ELRepo is built for RHEL. It just happens to work on CentOS. When a new RHEL comes out, ELRepo build kmod packages against it so that RHEL users can use them. CentOS users will still be on 7.6 and will need to use the older non-7.7 packages.
Damn!! Then its is TRUE: The END is nigh!!! I was just starting to feel at home in 7.6 :lol:

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by NickH » 2019/08/15 16:29:42

There is a yum plugin on the ElRepo site which should stop yum failing when Centos and RHEL are out of step

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Re: CentOS 7.7 Due Out Soon?!?

Post by MartinR » 2019/08/15 19:23:18

Result from

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yum info yum-plugin-elrepo

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Name        : yum-plugin-elrepo
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 7.5.1
Release     : 1.el7.elrepo
Size        : 12 k
Repo        : elrepo
Summary     : Yum plugin to exclude kmod packages where the required kernel is missing
URL         : https://github.com/elrepo/packages/tree/master/yum-plugin-elrepo
Licence     : GPLv2
Description : A yum plugin to exclude kmod packages from the yum transaction set which
            : require kernels that are not yet available.
Never tried it myself though.

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