Fix - Error: Failed to download metadata for repo appstream - CentOS 8

Originally published at: Fix: “Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘appstream'” (CentOS 8)

Previously, we looked at What CentOS alternative distro should you choose? That article was posted before End of Life (EOL) for CentOS 8 – December 31st, 2021. CentOS 8 will NOT automatically migrate to the next version (CentOS Stream 8). There will be no more updates to CentOS 8.   Error: Failed to download metadata…

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I was wondering what was up with this. Had no idea they stopped updates for CentOS 8. I am pretty late to this news it seems.

They didn’t really give a reason why, not from what I can see. I guess they just wanted to end the project? Maybe someone else will pick it back up in the future. Good to know it will be archived but I likely won’t return to it after this since it is very likely to become increasingly unstable and unsafe to use as time goes on.

Thanks for the list and recommendations of alternatives! Just saved me time looking around.

Thanks!! Thank you! It worked for me.

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Welcome to the community. Thanks for taking the time to let us know this still works. :handshake:

Thank you very much. I am new to Linux and this issue was driving me crazy reading all the posts related to why my dhclient / DHCP wasn’t working or file was not found etc…
Hopefully, this new upgrade should be the fix I was searching for.

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Welcome to the community!