I would like to tell first that I'm totally new with CentOS. I have some experience mainly with ubuntu (desktop & server) and few other debian style distro.
I heard about centOS while searching for a very long term support linux to setup a remote small server where I mainly have ssh access.
I wish to limit or avoid any operation like distro full upgrade to a new version too often.
So an OS with security updates only, automatic or by ssh, during a lot of years would be perfect.
CentOS seems to propose pretty long support: I have seen 'til 2029 for CentOS 8 which is far better to other distro I looked.
The target server will be a small machine, it will manage a weather station upload data by ftp and maintenance will be done by SSH.
I may either use a very small x86 device if I find one suitable, but it may likely be a SBC (single board computer).
In this case, I was thinking about a nanopi because of low price & size (and included emmc instead of sdcard).
I found this link which, as far as I understand, show that some people put "nanopi" and "centOS" in the same page, which is a good starting point
As I am new with centOS world, I have a couple of questions:
- Does it sounds reasonnable to expect support 'til 2029 with arm hardware ? or this long term support is focused on more regular x86 hardware ?
- This link I mentionned before: https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterest ... rch/armhfp, it says this:
Well, I followed the link, but I'm not sure to understand this warning....it there any trouble to expect with allwinner devices ?If your device is based on an AllWinner chipset, you should also check https://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort so you know what to expect.
- If using centOS for such application seems not appropriate, ideas are welcome