[CentOS] In place upgrade of RHEL 8 Beta to CentOS 8?

Wed Apr 10 17:00:49 UTC 2019
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Benjamin Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:40:01 AM PDT Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> On 4/8/19 3:20 PM, Benjamin Smith wrote:
>>> I'm about to rebuild a server, currently running CentOS 6. If I have
>>> to do an OS reinstall, my intention is to upgrade, as it's the oldest
>>> OS server
>>> under my purview. As this server is pretty low visibility, I'd like to
>>>  see if I can start using EL 8 instead of 7.x.
>>> In the past, I was able to switch between different OS variants by
>>> simply changing out the yum.d files; EG: RHEL 6.x becomes CentOS 6.x
>>> by replacing a single RPM and doing a `yum -y clean all; yum -y
>>> update` without issue.
>>> How likely is it that similar functionality will exist switching from
>>> RHEL
>>> 8 Beta to CentOS 8 final? Google pounding provided little info. I
>>> couldn't even find useful information for the transition from RHEL 7
>>> Beta.
>> There will not be any plan to do that, no.  Nor could you upgrade from
>> RHEL-8 beta to RHEL-8. They just don't build it with that in mind.
>> As Smooge said .. it might be possible.  But the whole point of the
>> beta is to allow for design changes.  The full package set was likely
>> not completely set, so some things could be removed or added and a bunch
>> of manual removals, re-installs would be required.  Different libraries
>> may be linked. Etc, etc.
>> I can't see almost any circumstance where I would recommend doing this.
> Thank you. Gonna roll with 6 for a few more years then.
As much as I *hate* systemd, you should be aware that C 6 is EOL next
year, and then there will be *no* updates to it.

       mark "suppose I should start looking at C8"