CentOS Linux 8 (2105) Released

Thursday, 3, June 2021 Johnny Hughes announcement 12 Comments

Release for CentOS Linux 8 (2105)

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the latest
version of CentOS Linux 8. Effectively immediately, this is the
current release for CentOS Linux 8 and is tagged as 2105, derived
from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Source Code.

As always, read through the Release Notes at:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS8.2105 - 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

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.

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:

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-8.4.2105-aarch64-boot.iso: 677838848 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-aarch64-boot.iso) = 106d9ce13076441c52dc38c95e9977a83f28a4c1ce88baa10412c1e3cc9b2a2b

# CentOS-8.4.2105-aarch64-dvd1.iso: 7325042688 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-aarch64-dvd1.iso) = 6654112602beec7f6b5c134f28cf6b77aedc05b2a7ece2656dacf477f77c81df

# CentOS-8.4.2105-ppc64le-boot.iso: 722780160 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-ppc64le-boot.iso) = 4a83e12f56334132c3040491e5894e01dfe5373793e73f532c859b958aeeb900

# CentOS-8.4.2105-ppc64le-dvd1.iso: 8484990976 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-ppc64le-dvd1.iso) = 9cfca292a59a45bdb1737019a6ac0383e0a674a415e7c0634262d66884a47d01

# CentOS-8.4.2105-x86_64-boot.iso: 758120448 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-x86_64-boot.iso) = c79921e24d472144d8f36a0d5f409b12bd016d9d7d022fd703563973ca9c375c

# CentOS-8.4.2105-x86_64-dvd1.iso: 9928966144 bytes
SHA256 (CentOS-8.4.2105-x86_64-dvd1.iso) = 0394ecfa994db75efc1413207d2e5ac67af4f6685b3b896e2837c682221fd6b2

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
number 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/CentOS
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 irc.Libera.chat 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

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

Enjoy the fresh new release!

Johnny Hughes

12 thoughts on "CentOS Linux 8 (2105) Released"

  1. Jonh says:

    When CentOS Stream 9.0?

  2. eduardo says:

    It will be the last version of centos 🙁 at the end of 2021 will centos die ???

    1. Ricardo says:

      I read that the plan is to release CentOS 8.5 before its EOL date.

      After December 2021 CentOS Linux 8.x will be no more, only CentOS Stream will continue.

      CentOS 7.x will continue to be released and maintained till RHEL 7's EOL (mid 2024?), so there's that.

      For your current CentOS 8.x servers, you can either switch to Stream (but I would wait til it's ironed out) or to some of the alternatives:

      Rocky Linux
      Oracle Linux
      Springdale Linux


      1. blurfl says:

        Please note that there is also an alternative which might not be too obvious: Red Hat Enterprise Linux a.k.a. RHEL.

        You can switch to RHEL using convert2rhel tool which mostly does the work for you.

        1. Marcos says:

          For my company's servers, some are being converted to RHEL and others are being recreated over to Ubuntu (this announcement finally pushed engineering management over the edge), but for myself, I have a couple dozen VM images at my house. There is no way for me to afford RHEL for my personal training setup. So off to AlmaLinux for some of it, converting the other half to Ubuntu to start learning another variant for production work. Sigh

  3. Ricardo says:


    Do you plan to publish minimal images or should we just use the boot images?

  4. Rhys says:

    The latest CentOS/8 Vagrant image https://app.vagrantup.com/centos/boxes/8/versions/2011.0

    Is affected by the following systemd bug


    It can be fixed by updating systemd. Is there a Vagrant box maintainer I can report this to?

  5. ivanov17 says:


    Are you planned to update centos8 and stream8 container images in quay.io/centos/centos repository?

  6. Jeremy says:

    What happened to the minimal ISO?

  7. L. M. Castle says:

    I see no abiity to use the XFCE desktop in CentOS 8. Would love to have some alternative to 'Gnome' and its cartoony, kiddish interface and expecially its juvenile way of presenting its oversized icons for simplistic 'apps'. I prefer the freedom of XFCE as a window manager/interface. I downsize the icons to at most 32pxls and use 10 pt type on a 1920x1080 visual rez. The real applications do not care about how dumb the user interface is; they just do not work as well or present nearly as good to meetings as XFCE as opposed to cumbersome juvenile Gnome or totally cartoony and desktop variety/artwork/usability/enforced boredom of present day KDE. Forget windows spyware/rentware or anything from micro$$$

  8. tayyab says:

    why not move to fedora then?

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