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"