[CentOS] Can't move to Centos 8

Wed May 13 20:34:43 UTC 2020
david <david at daku.org>

At 01:25 PM 5/13/2020, James Szinger wrote:
>On Tue, 12 May 2020 17:42:25 -0700 david <david at daku.org> wrote:
> > Folks
> >
> > I've been trying to convert my systems to Centos 8, seeing the EOL on
> > the horizon a few years away.  One of my systems is a Mac-Mini, and
> > support for that has been discontinued.  I'm wondering what the
> > community suggests among these alternatives:
>I can't be specific since you didn't say how you're using the
>Mini. You don't even say if the Mini is PPC, i386, or x86_64.
> > 1)  Stay with Centos 7 even after EOL hoping market pressures will
> > add Mac-Mini support
>My guess is that RH will focus on the server market.
> > 2)  Spend a few hundred dollars on a small, **quiet** replacement
> > (ugh)
>2a) Stay on C7 until EOL (in 4 years).  Then re-evaluate your hardware
>needs and availablilty.
> > 3) Convert to the Debian/Ubuntu distro.
> >
> > 4) Hope someone figures out a solution.
>Beware.  This might end up being very fragile.
>5) Switch to Fedora which has better hardware support and more software.

Sorry that I omitted those details, so...
Intended use:  Gateway to my in-house network, providing DNS 
(internal only), DHCP, Mail server, and web server, backup storage 
for some systems

As a web server, the load is low, so large USB-connected disk works just fine.
As a backup device, I am using ZFS and it works well.
As a mail server, it's my personal mail primarily, likely running 
sendmail or postfix.

Mac-mini is an x86_64.

For use as a gateway, I use the Ethernet connect as a link to a 
gigabyte switch and WiFi access point, and use a usb-connected dongle 
for the ethernet connect to the modem/internet.