[CentOS] Update path question in connection with CentOS Stream?

Thu Dec 10 16:43:58 UTC 2020
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 10.12.20 um 16:51 schrieb Pete Biggs:
>> when someone has installed a CentOS 7.1 in the past,
>> and did 'yum update' regularily, his/she got a CentOS 7.8 now without
>> any reinstallation procedure or other complications;
>> when the same wanted to update to CentOS 8 he/she had to do a new install;
>> what happens to CentOS Stream?
>> when some is now installing CentOS Steam and will do
>> 'dnf update' or 'yum update' regularily in the future,
>> what does he/she get till the "end"?
>> is this a rolling release like Win10 which doesn't need to be
>> reinstalled now and in future?
>> (the fact that hardware can break is not the question)
> Yes, you just continually get updates in 8-stream. There's no quantised
> point releases. A fully updated 8-stream install is the equivalent of
> the last point release of RHEL8 plus some other bits and those other
> bits will accumulate over the 6 months and eventually form the next
> point release.
> You will continue to get updates in 8-stream until the last RHEL8 point
> release (8.10) in 2024. It is unclear to me what will happen then -
> will 8-stream remain dormant and get security fixes only? 



> Will it be removed completely (either deleted or put in vault)?



> Will there be an "upgrade" mechanism to get to 9-stream?

C9S will be based on ~F34. Someone mentioned a path elsewhere.