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sjsadowski
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CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by sjsadowski » 2020/06/11 15:12:08

I'm trying to find the 8.0 iso to do some development/testing with (and the 8.1 iso will not suffice) but I noticed that there's no archived iso for 8.0, unlike with all previous dot releases.

So I have 2 questions:
First, can someone point me to the announcement or decision where the previous releases would no longer be archived, as I can't seem to find it

and Second, does anyone perchance have the initial 8.0 ISO I could download?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by TrevorH » 2020/06/11 17:36:25

You mean no iso available other than http://vault.centos.org/8.0.1905/isos/x86_64/
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Re: CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by lightman47 » 2020/06/11 21:26:42

If you wished to download Windows, would you actually download the unsupported original on which to build, or would you use the latest version with the security & bug fixes?

Same thing - it's CentOS 8 with updates applied. Apparently there's some stigma - like it's a 'whole new thing' - because they increment the minor version numbers when fixes are applied. (By the way, so does Windows, but you don't actually SEE/pay attention to them).

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Re: CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by sjsadowski » 2020/06/11 22:06:26

@TrevorH Thanks.

@lightman47 if one is testing doing patching and updates for things that were rolled out on 8.0 but then neglected to make sure the updates of the non-Cent managed software don't break in the update process because certain organizations still don't believe in immutable infrastructure, then yes.

There are specific reasons for going down the path of mirroring what exists, following a runbook, and then extending a runbook to handle updates. It's not like I really want to roll out a previous release for some reason. So I appreciate the sentiment, if not the snark.

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Re: CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by thibgc » 2020/10/21 06:35:04

Joining @sjsadowski in reminding our fellow users that there are plenty of everyday reasons IT professionals need an ISO other than the latest (user support for older versions, upgrade testing, compliance certification, security research, and more).

@TrevorH Thank you for the vault link.

Does anyone know why this specific version seems to only be in the vault when essentially every version back to 2.1 is on the mirrors? The inaugural version of a major release, too, that seems a bit odd.

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Re: CentOS 8.0 ISO unavailable

Post by TrevorH » 2020/10/21 06:49:56

You are mistaken. all versions other than the current one are moved to vault.centos.org. The sole exception to this is currently 8.1 which has been forgotten. If you check the link you posted, all those directories that exists like "2.1" are empty other than a text file that says "Gone to Vault".
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