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0016639CentOS-8anacondapublic2020-10-07 15:19
Reporterrcgreenw 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86_64OSCentOSOS Version8-stream
Product Version8.0.1905 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0016639: centos-release-stream package is not installed during 8-Stream installation
DescriptionThe centos-release-stream package is not installed during the installation process. This means that a freshly installed 8-Stream device will only pull updates from the 8 release channel, not the 8-stream release channel.
Steps To ReproduceInstall 8-stream via PXE selecting Minimal Installation
Additional Information#yum list \*release\*

Last metadata expiration check: 0:06:02 ago on Tue 22 Oct 2019 11:02:55 AM PDT.
Installed Packages
centos-release.x86_64 8.0-0.1905.0.9.el8 @anaconda
Available Packages
centos-release.i686 8.0-0.1905.0.9.el8 BaseOS
centos-release-stream.x86_64 8.0-0.1905.0.9.el8 extras
elrepo-release.noarch 8.0-2.el8.elrepo extras
epel-release.noarch 8-5.el8 extras
TagsAnaconda

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alex.theoto

alex.theoto

2019-11-07 17:16

reporter   ~0035657

I tested this and on both iso (net and full) and the same problem happens.
Keep in mind that I set the mirrorlist at http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=8-stream&arch=x86_64&repo=BaseOS
A work around is to install only the minimal system, reboot, install the stream-release from the extra repository, enable the desired Stream repositories and disable the Centos8 one. Then you can continue the installation of your system.

For the time being, I don't know how the updates will work BUT gnome's software doesn't show available applications. I don't know how to solve this.
rcgreenw

rcgreenw

2020-10-07 15:19

reporter   ~0037795

It looks like this was "discovered" and fixed, but nobody commented in this ticket.

From the wiki: https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSStream

Stream 1905 users need to take action after install
If you have used any of the current 1905 CentOS Stream iso images to perform an install then you are currently at risk of missing patches, including those that may fix security vulnerabilities.

A problem has been discovered with the current CentOS Stream 1905 iso images. Under at least some circumstances and possibly all CentOS Stream installs will neglect to install the centos-release-stream package which should provide access to the CentOS Stream specific dnf repositories. The effect of this is that the initial will pick up all the latest Stream packages as they are at install time but these will never have been updated since that install. You are potentially missing patches that are in the 8.0.1905 BaseOS/AppStream/PowerTools/extras repos because your currently installed packages are at a higher version number already.

Fortunately the remedy is easy : dnf install -y centos-release-stream and then dnf update

The problem will be fixed in the upcoming 8.1 when it is released. Only those people who use the 1905 media are affected.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-22 18:38 rcgreenw New Issue
2019-10-22 18:38 rcgreenw Tag Attached: Anaconda
2019-11-07 17:16 alex.theoto Note Added: 0035657
2020-10-07 15:19 rcgreenw Note Added: 0037795