[CentOS] CentOS Stream suitability as a production webserver

Wed Jan 6 00:22:08 UTC 2021
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 1/5/21 3:39 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> And as someone mentioned, these other distributions have long great 
> record of system upgrade from one release to another. CentOS has no 
> record (and probably no upgrade engineered yet). In that respect 
> CentOS Stream is way behind...

In that respect, CentOS Stream is identical to CentOS.

> Not to mention other potentially problematic areas as no package 
> version rollback, compatibility (potential) with EPEL

CentOS Stream will be compatible with EPEL to the same extent that new 
point releases are compatible with EPEL.

The vast majority of interfaces in RHEL (and Stream) are guaranteed 
stable within a major release, and only a small number of interfaces 
that aren't.  It's possible that one of the latter interfaces might 
change, in which case you'd expect yum to not update the dependency 
until EPEL's packages have been rebuilt: