Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

CentOS 8.1.1911 released

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CentOS 8 is officially released!! CentOS is fully compliant with Red Hat’s redistribution policy and is fully functionally compatible with upstream products. CentOS’s modification of the component is mainly to remove Red Hat’s trademark and artwork. This release also includes the new CentOS Streams, a rolling Linux distribution that exists between the upstream development of Fedora Linux and the downstream development of RHEL. You can think of CentOS Streams as a version of the latest Red Hat Linux features without having to wait too long.

CentOS [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The main changes in CentOS 8 are consistent with RedHat Enterprise Linux 8.1, providing users with a stable, secure, and consistent foundation for supporting hybrid and hybrid workloads that support both traditional and emerging workloads. Highlights of this release include:

Updates, Sources, and DebugInfos

Updates released since the upstream release are all posted, across all
architectures. We strongly recommend every user apply all updates,
including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux 8
machine by just running ‘dnf update’.

As with all CentOS Linux 8 components, this release was built from
sources hosted at git.centos.org. In addition, SRPMs that are a
byproduct of the build (and also considered critical in the code and
buildsys process) are published to match every binary RPM we
release. Sources will be available from vault.centos.org in their own
dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs. Since
there is far less traffic to the CentOS source RPMs compared with the
binary RPMs, we are not putting this content on the main mirror
network. If users wish to mirror this content they can do so using the
reposync command available in the yum/dnf-utils package. All CentOS source
RPMs are signed with the same key used to sign their binary
counterparts. Developers and end users looking at inspecting and
contributing patches to the CentOS Linux distro will find the code
hosted at git.centos.org far simpler to work against. Details on how
to best consume those are documented along with a quick start at :
http://wiki.centos.org/Sources

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