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.