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DarthKurt

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OK I am new here, I just signed up... but I just installed Centos 8, and went to install Cpanel and get a big red message full of text that Cpanel will not install and is not compatible. Really ? Why did I just pay a monthly fee ? You guys don't keep current ? What the Hell ?
 
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goodmove

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The soonest we'd see support for CentOS 8 is in version 90.
Is this still valid?

Also, any plans on in-place upgrading of Centos 7 installations to Centos 8? This is important in that we could then decide whether we should wait for Centos 8 capability or should we just migrate to Centos 7 now in the safe knowledge that it will eventually be upgradable to Centos 8.
 

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Thanks @cPanelLauren

I may be confused, but since we're not running Cloudlinux, just vanilla CentOS 6, we will no longer receive security updates to our OS and non-cPanel packages after the CentOS 6 EOL date this November, despite the fact that we're running v86 LTS of WHM, correct?
That is correct, which is why we are suggesting CloudLinux 6

Why not install 88 w/ MySQL 8 on Centos 8.1? What is it that you are waiting for to happen in 90 other than an official go-ahead?
I had the same question as the original poster but there is another thing too:
I see that CENTOS 7 is upgradeable to 8 without a need to reinstall (as when going from 6 to 7).
Would cPanel be OK if it is installed on CENTOS 7 and the OS gets updated to 8?
Because cPanel doesn't support CentOS 8 as of right now, while there may be ways to do this through outside channels you risk stability and there is no support if you run into problems.

Is this still valid?

Also, any plans on in-place upgrading of Centos 7 installations to Centos 8? This is important in that we could then decide whether we should wait for Centos 8 capability or should we just migrate to Centos 7 now in the safe knowledge that it will eventually be upgradable to Centos 8.
This is still valid, if the OS allows the upgrade this way through officially supported channels it is possible this would be a possibility but I do not have details on this right now.
 
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The lack of urgency is troubling. Centos 6 is no longer supported and now centos 6 is blocking version 88 upgrade.
It's ridiculous to expect us to upgrade to centos 7 and then mere months later have to do another wholesale upgrade to centos 8..
This should be prioritized so we can move ONE TIME to centos 8 without having to make 2 major migrations and without having to pay for CloudLinux extortion.
At this point, each day centos 6 blocks an upgrade because we don't have a reasonable path forward, we're paying for a service we aren't getting full value out of.

You shouldn't both be charging full price for licenses and not supporting the latest operating systems which have been out for more than 9 months. Especially since the release previews were available to cpanel for months ahead of it's release.
Supporting new OS versions shouldn't come last, it shoul be a priority.
 
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I can not see CentOS 8 support in v90 release notes. Please don't tell me that it didn't make it to 90.

Wow. Just wow...

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The least one could expect would be support for the most popular server OS that is already out since almost 1 year, considering the new "premium" pricing.

The priorities are questionable. Why would MySQL 8 have higher priority than CentOS 8?
Support for MySQL 8 could have been added later, as it's much easier to upgrade MySQL than CentOS (if upgrading from CentOS 7 to 8 is safe at all).

We have a few server leases ending in mid September 2020. It's very frustrating for us and hundreds of clients if we'll have to stick to CentOS 7 for another 3-4 years, then go through the hassle of migrating servers again before CentOS 7 reaches EOL.
 

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Could Nick or someone high up in management please comment on this situation and clarify the roadmap for Centos 8 and the potential possibility of in-place upgrading from Centos 7 to Centos 8?
 
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