[CentOS] C8 Questions

Alessandro Baggi

alessandro.baggi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 20:48:07 UTC 2019

Hi Steffan,
I run my VMs on c7 using qemu-kvm + libvirt + virt-manager and the same on
a slackware 14.2 without any problem.

What error/problem do you receive?

Il Ven 15 Nov 2019, 19:01 Steffan Cline <steffan at hldns.com> ha scritto:

> I'm really curious how you were able to virtualize CentOS 8.
> What platform are you using? Xen, KVM or VMWare? PV or HVM?
> I started a thread here and was referred to a project page for
> development. There was a thread on the forums for this which I replied to
> but it's been dead too so when I saw your opening sentence I'm really
> interested in, how'd you do it?
> Thank you,
> Steffan Cline
> steffan at hldns.com
> 602-793-0014
> On 11/15/19, 9:12 AM, "CentOS on behalf of Alessandro Baggi" <
> centos-bounces at centos.org on behalf of alessandro.baggi at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I've several questions about C8. I'm using 8 on my personal NAS and
>     works very well. I'm running several VMs with centos 8 and noticed
>     something:
>     1) Why corosync, pacemaker and pcs are missing on C8? They are only
>     available on rhel with payments( rhel ha addons)?
>     2) Why there is only Gnome as available DE? I use centos on my
>     workstation and I'm a kde-plasma user. XFCE is ok but not gnome. I
> tried
>     fedora, it has all software that I need and it is a very good distro
> but
>     I don't like too much update and its EOL (upgrade/reinstall every 13
>     months on a workstation is not so good for me). I don't want to be
>     forced to install another stable distro like debian (This not means
> that
>     debian is bad but I prefer centos).
>     3) I have a VM with C8 installed. I got several updates but I don't
>     receive any update for 8 on centos-announce like for previous versions
>     (6 & 7). Something has changed?
>     4) EPEL. I know that EPEL is a Fedora SIG but I use several packages
>     from EPEL. There is a place to see what packages will be included in
>     EPEL? For example, I tried to install audacious from epel but got
> errors
>     for missing deps. Seems that EPEL8 is released but not ready. There is
> a
>     ETA for this?
>     5) It's my impression or there are less packages in this release?
>     6) Why cockpit installed by default?
>     7) Why repo PowerTools was created? What is the main purpose?
>     8) Why NetworkManager is the default method to configure interfaces? I
>     know that I can install network-scripts but I don't understand this
> change.
>     Best regards, Alessandro.
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