[CentOS] will there be centos 8.4?

Tue May 11 03:44:57 UTC 2021
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 5/10/21 11:59 AM, Jon Pruente wrote:
> On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 11:47 AM Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org> wrote:
>> Talking about that : what's the official position on how CentOS 8 will
>> go EOL ?
>> I'd be myself in favor of transparently redirecting CentOS 8 linux
>> yum/dnf mirrorlists to 8-stream end of the year, so that people would
>> still get automatically updates and would be able to "dnf install <bla>"
>> I'd prefer that over a "mirrorlist.centos.org answering <invalid arch /
>> release combination>" and so breaking existing installs.
> There is already a process that was recently used for CentOS 6, which is to
> have people use the repos at vault.centos.org if they need them. Changing
> them to Stream could break things in very unexpected ways, which would be
> worse than simply having them no longer provide updates. IMO it's better to
> not respond and create an error to be investigated and fixed by moving to
> the vault repo if desired, or a different 3rd party repo provider. At that
> point it is clearly an issue with the repo. Random problems cropping up
> with broken packages will be much harder to trace back and will cause all
> sorts of people seeking help to fix their then broken CentOS 8 systems to
> come out of the woodwork.

Using vault will be bad .. no security updates after EOL. I would
technically WORK .. but the packages will become outdated.

You will need to either shift to CentOS Stream, RHEL, or another source
rebuild like Alma Linux after EOL.

I don't think we will do an automated shift though to either.