[Arm-dev] CentOS 8 for armv7hl

Ron Wheeler

rwheeler at artifact-software.com
Mon Nov 11 16:10:17 UTC 2019

Is there anything that I could do to help?

I have a spare Pi4 with 4GB to play with (currently have microSD cards 
with Rasbien and ArchLinuxARM 4.19.80) and I use a Linux workstation for 
my PC.
I am not a make expert but I have used it occasionally.


On 2019-11-11 10:49 a.m., Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
> El 7/11/19 a las 23:43, Ron Wheeler escribió:
>> Would CentOS be a good and well supported headless 64 bit OS for the 
>> Raspberry Pi4?
> Short answer is no. Longer answer is this, we still don't have support 
> for rpi in 64 bit mode, it is in my to-do list, but not much progress 
> for now.
> I'll let you know in a few days
>> I use Centos7 for everything else and am planning of transitioning 
>> from existing servers to blade servers based on the Pi4 for 
>> supporting microservice-based applications (Spring, Netflix, Google 
>> as well as software development (Nexus, gitlab&SVN, Postfix, DHCP, 
>> Firewalld, etc.).
>> I am old enough to believe that 4Gb RAM on a current-generation CPU 
>> can run a whole company and if you have 20 such units working 
>> together, you have a lot of power.
>> It is awfully nice to think that if one fails, you just slap in 
>> another Pi4 for practically nothing rather than replacing a powerful 
>> server for 25 times the price.
>> I am looking at the $55 Pis as alternatives to virtual machines but 
>> might still want to play with Cloudstack to break up the Pis into 
>> smaller virtual machines if $55 becomes a lot to pay for a real one!
>> I would love to take advantage of the active release of security 
>> updates that we enjoy in CentOS but if there is insufficient support 
>> for 64 bit ARM, that is a show stopper.
>> Would Raspbien be a better choice?
>> It is obviously well supported on the Pi but comes with a lot of 
>> stuff that is of no use to me in a microservices/corporate server 
>> environment and means a lot of conversion of my thinking and existing 
>> processes.
>> Ron
>> On 2019-11-07 8:14 a.m., Andreas Reschke wrote:
>>> Am 23.10.19 um 18:32 schrieb Brian Stinson:
>>>> On Wed, Oct 23, 2019, at 04:17, Andreas Reschke wrote:
>>>>> Hello together,
>>>>> is there any plan or update for CentOS 8 for armv7hl? I've running 4
>>>>> Odroid HC1 with CentOS as  server for mail, web, dns.
>>>>> Greetings
>>>>> Andreas
>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>> Yes! In fact, for the record, Pablo had CentOS 8 Altarch for Armhfp 
>>>> builds done before large chunks of the primary architectures.
>>>> The delays in composing this for general consumption are all on me. 
>>>> Stay tuned here for announcements and such.
>>>> --Brian
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>>> @ Pablo: any update on this topic?
>>> Greetings
>>> Andreas
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