[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS Linux 8 (2004)

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Release for CentOS Linux 8 (2004)

We are pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 8.
Effectively immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 8
and is tagged as 2004, derived
from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Source Code.

As always, read through the Release Notes at :
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS8.2004 ; - these notes
contain important information about the release and details about some
of the content inside the release from the CentOS QA team. These notes
are updated constantly to include issues and incorporate feedback from
the users.

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. Sources will be available from vault.centos.org in
their own dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs.
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
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 :

Debuginfo packages have been signed and pushed. Yum configs
shipped in the new release file will have all the context required for
debuginfo to be available on every CentOS Linux install.

This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS
Linux 8, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their
machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to
handle stale content is included in the Release Notes.

Note that older content, obsoleted by newer versions of the same
applications are trim'd off from repos like extras/ and centosplus/


We produced the following installer images for CentOS Linux 8
# CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-minimal.iso: 1718616064 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-minimal.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-boot.iso: 654311424 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-boot.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-dvd1.iso: 8231321600 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-dvd1.iso) =

# CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-minimal.iso: 1410226176 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-minimal.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-boot.iso: 579823616 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-boot.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-dvd1.iso: 5988872192 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-aarch64-dvd1.iso) =

# CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-minimal.iso: 1493422080 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-minimal.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-boot.iso: 628408320 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-boot.iso) =
# CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-dvd1.iso: 7080738816 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.2.2004-ppc64le-dvd1.iso) =

Information for the torrent files and sums are available at

Additional Images

Vagrant and Generic Cloud images are available at:


Amazon Machine Images for Amazon Web Services are published by ID into a
of regions. A table of AMI IDs can be found here:


Getting Help

The CentOS ecosystem is sustained by community driven help and
guidance. The best place to start for new users is at

We are also on social media, you can find the project:
on Twitter at  :http://twitter.com/CentOSProject
on Facebook at :https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/
on LinkedIn at :https://www.linkedin.com/groups/22405

And you will find the core team and a majority of the contributors on
irc, on freenode.net in #centos ; talking about the finer points of
distribution engineering and platform enablement.


This release was made possible due to the hard work of many people,
foremost on that list are the Red Hat Engineers for producing a great
distribution and the CentOS QA team, without them CentOS Linux would
look very different. Many of the team went further and beyond
expectations to bring this release to you, and I would like to thank
everyone for their help.

We are also looking for people to get involved with the QA process in
CentOS, if you would like to join this please introduce yourself on
the centos-devel list
(http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel ; ).

Finally, please join me in thanking the donors who all make this
possible for us.

Enjoy the fresh new release!

Brian Stinson

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