[CentOS] Differences between CentOS 7.x and CentOS 8.x OS

Sat Oct 5 15:29:24 UTC 2019
David G. Miller <dave at davenjudy.org>

On 10/5/19 2:47 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> On 10/5/19 3:14 AM, David G. Miller wrote:
>> On 10/4/19 6:59 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 04:52:28PM -0600, David G. Miller wrote:
>>>> On 10/3/19 1:37 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>>>>> On 10/3/19 5:49 PM, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> I will appreciate it if someone can help me understand the differences
>>>>>> between CentOS 7.x and CentOS 8.x OS. I look forward to hearing
>>>>>> from you
>>>>>> and thanks in advance.
>>>>> In short, CentOS 7.x is based on Fedora 19 while CentOS 8 is based on
>>>>> Fedora 28. Most of what is in those Fedora's is also in coresponding
>>>>> CentOS version. Fedora's might be much easier to compare.
>>> <snip>
>>>> This sort of cuts across two discussion threads but I found this one
>>>> first.  Silly question: has anyone tried using the Mate or Xfce
>>>> Fedora 28 spins as package sources with CentOS 8?
>>> I think someone did post recently that he took Mate from F28
>>> and with some judicious tweaking of the spec file got it built
>>> and working on C8. Sorry, I have no details.
>> Hopefully, the perpetrator will 'fess up and provide the details.
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
> "It is I, Leclerc"
> Here is what I did to have working MATE from Fedora 28 repositories (did
> not recompile anything):
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2019-September/173533.html
Thanks!  Since I'm an Xfce type, I'll go that route first.  I'm thinking 
that the same process has a good chance of working as long as the 
dependencies are the right version.  I'll post steps of road blocks.

BTW, I tend to be more the Inspector Clouseau type!


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