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Today’s announcement from CentOS means that many users who were assuming CentOS 8 would be supported until 2029 (to match that of RHEL 8) will need to look at alternatives such as CentOS Stream and Rocky Linux.  Here’s a link to the official announcements, responses and discussions.

Time will tell how this will shake out, but for now if you want to switch from CentOS 8 to CentOS stream, it’s relatively easy:

# dnf install centos-release-stream

# dnf swap centos-{linux,stream}-repos

# dnf distro-sync

# cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS Stream release 8

# rpm -qa | grep release
centos-stream-release-8.4-1.el8.noarch

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