CentOS 8 (EOL 2021) Migration to CentOS 8 Stream

It has been announced that CentOS 8 will be End Of Life in Q4, 2021.  It will be phased out in favor of the CentOS 8 Stream, which falls between the Fedora and RHEL distributions. Instead of CentOS builds after RHEL updates, the CentOS 8 will be the development track for RHEL.  With that in mind, there is a path to "upgrade" or "migrate" from CentOS 8 to CentOS 8 Stream.  It is easier than one would think.

dnf install centos-release-stream
dnf distro-sync
dnf update

Check out the version.

[root@c8-template ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS Stream release 8

That is it!

Source(s)

  • https://endoflife.software/operating-systems/linux/centos
  • https://www.cyberciti.biz/linux-news/centos-linux-8-will-end-in-2021-and-shifts-focus-to-centos-stream/
  • https://nts.strzibny.name/migrating-centos-to-centos-stream-8/