[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS 8 (1911) on armhfp

Pablo Sebastián Greco

pgreco at centosproject.org
Wed Jan 15 14:28:09 UTC 2020

I am pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS 8 (1911) for 
armhfp. Effectively immediately, this is the current release for CentOS 
8 and is tagged as 1911, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1.

As always, read through the Release Notes at: 
https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS8.1911 - these notes 
contain important information about the release and details about some 
of the content inside the release from the CentOS QA team. These notes 
are updated constantly to include issues and incorporate feedback from 
the users.

Updates, Sources, and DebugInfos

Updates released since the upstream release are all posted. We strongly 
recommend every user apply all updates, including the content released 
today, on your existing CentOS 8 machine by just running 'yum update'.

As with all CentOS 8 components, this release was built from sources 
hosted at git.centos.org. In addition, SRPMs that are a byproduct of the 
build (and also considered critical in the code and buildsys process) 
are being published to match every binary RPM we release. Sources will 
be available from vault.centos.org in their own dedicated directories to 
match the corresponding binary RPMs. Since there is far less traffic to 
the CentOS source RPMs compared with the
binary RPMs, we are not putting this content on the main mirror network. 
If users wish to mirror this content they can do so using the reposync 
command available in the yum-utils package. All CentOS source RPMs are 
signed with the same key used to sign their binary counterparts. 
Developers and end users looking at inspecting and contributing patches 
to the CentOS distro will find the code hosted at git.centos.org far 
simpler to work against. Details on how to best consume those are 
documented along with a quick start at : http://wiki.centos.org/Sources

Debuginfo packages are also being signed and pushed. Yum configs shipped 
in the new release file will have all the context required for debuginfo 
to be available on every CentOS install.

Everything we ever release, is always available on the vault service for 
people still looking for and have a real need for it.

Special notes

For the release of CentOS 8.1905, we didn't make it in time with armhfp, 
but now we're on track, releasing all the arches on the same day. Thanks 
to everyone who has made this possible.
For CentOS 8, we don't have (yet) RaspberryPi specific kernels, we're 
working on a way to simplify the process, and to be able to move between 
Also, we know that there are some rpms missing in our armhfp repos in 
relation to its x86_64 counterpart, we're working on releasing them as 
soon as possible.


In order to conserve donor bandwidth, and to make it possible to get the 
mirror content sync'd out as soon as possible, we recommend using 
torrents to get your initial installer images:

Altarch images can be downloaded at :

sha256sums for armhfp:

Getting Help

The CentOS ecosystem is sustained by community driven help and guidance.
The best place to start for new users is at

We are also on social media, you can find the project:
on Twitter at  : http://twitter.com/CentOSProject
on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/
on LinkedIn at : https://www.linkedin.com/groups/22405

And you will find the core team and a majority of the contributors on 
irc, on freenode.net in #centos and #centos-arm ; talking about the 
finer points of distribution engineering and platform enablement.
Also, please consider reading 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/armhfp since it has 
a lot of help specific to armhfp.


This release was made possible due to the hard work of many people, 
foremost on that list are the Red Hat Engineers for producing a great 
distribution and the CentOS QA team, without them CentOS would look very 
different. Many of the team went further and beyond expectations to 
bring this release to you, and I would like to thank everyone for their 

We are also looking for people to get involved with the QA process in 
CentOS, if you would like to join this please introduce yourself on the 
centos-devel list (http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel ).

Finally, please join me in thanking the donors who all make this 
possible for us.

Enjoy the fresh new release!

Pablo Greco

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/attachments/20200115/682e2c99/attachment.html>

More information about the CentOS-announce mailing list