- Support for security and bug fixes in Stream will be roughly 4 years (from 10). Clarification on supported time.
- Major versions (8, 9) will track ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.
- You will be upgraded to each minor version in an rolling-release fashion.
- There might be issues with some EPEL packages (EPEL is Fedora’s responsibility).
To upgrade, install
centos-release-stream package from
$ sudo dnf install centos-release-stream Last metadata expiration check: 1:27:40 ago on Tue 08 Dec 2020 01:58:10 PM UTC. Dependencies resolved. ================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================ Installing: centos-release-stream x86_64 8.1-1.1911.0.7.el8 extras 11 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 1 Package Total download size: 11 k Installed size: 6.6 k Is this ok [y/N]:
$ sudo dnf distro-sync
distro-sync subcommand is used to synchronize installed packages to the latest versions on upgrades. When no argument is provided,
dnf updates all packages from active repositories.
And that’s it. You should be on CentOS Stream 8!
$ sudo cat /etc/centos-release CentOS Stream release 8