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

Wed Apr 10 17:12:46 UTC 2019
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 10.04.2019 um 19:00 schrieb 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"

Any expectation for the date of the C8 release :-)??