I've installed RHEL8 and I'm having some problems with it. There is no Epel-release for RHEL8 and when you install EPEL-7, your package manager becomes broken. I was wondering if RHEL7 is still alive? Is RHEL7 still alive? if so, should I install RHEL7 first then, I wait for people to release RHEL 8 packages?

  • I mean. I can fix the broken stuff but should I stay with RHEL8 or switch to RHEL7? – Cracker Aug 12 '19 at 21:45

There is an epel-release for RHEL 8, which you can install now. But there are very few packages right now, as EPEL is having to be rearchitected significantly for RHEL's new AppStream packaging system. The last I saw on the mailing list is they expected to have most everything done by November 2019.

If your application depends on EPEL packages, you should stay on RHEL 7 for now. It is very much alive; RHEL 7.7 was just released last week, and it still has several years of support lifetime ahead.

  • What if i was trying to get a (RHCSA) and (RHCE) Certificate? Should I study on RHEL8 or RHEL7? – Cracker Aug 13 '19 at 0:20
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    @Cracker That's a different question entirely. This isn't like a normal forum; our format works best with only one question per post. You might make a new post, but keep in mind that we probably won't be able to answer questions asking for opinions. See the help to learn what makes a good question here and what should be avoided. – Michael Hampton Aug 13 '19 at 2:55

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