Downloading from repos

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Downloading from repos appears to be blocked. I ensured that my firewall is disabled but it still fails to download updates like so:

[root@23-239-10-173 ~]# yum install -y epel-release
CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream                                 13 kB/s | 280  B     00:00    
Errors during downloading metadata for repository 'appstream':
  - Status code: 404 for (IP: 2600:3c03:1::45a4:df28)
Error: Failed to download metadata for repo 'appstream': Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried
[root@23-239-10-173 ~]# 

Something im doing wrong or missing?


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Hi there,

It looks like this issues stems from the fact that CentOS 8 reached its End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021. One approach to resolve this is by migrating to CentOS Stream 8. I just deployed and ran the following commands, which seems to have succeeded in helping me accomplish that.

Migrate from CentOS 8 to CentOS Stream 8:

dnf --disablerepo '*' --enablerepo=extras swap centos-linux-repos centos-stream-repos
dnf distro-sync

This can take a few minutes. After the update is finished, running "yum install -y epel-release" works as expected.

Alternatively, you could just deploy the CentOS Stream 8 distribution image, which should let you install the package you referenced.




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