How to migrate from CentOS 8 to Rocky Linux 8

NOTE: UPDATED ON 30 Nov 2021 for Rocky Linux 8.5

Rocky Linux 8.5 is released today. I already added support and wrote down instructions about how to install PostgreSQL on Rocky Linux 8, and now it is time for a short blog post about migrating from CentOS 8 to Rocky Linux 8. Please note that if you are using CentOS 8 Stream, this blog post is not suitable for you.

These steps are experimental for now -- use the instructions at your own risk. It worked for me, though.






RPM repository for unsupported PostgreSQL releases / distros

PostgreSQL RPM repository has been out for quite a long time, and we've been building packages since PostgreSQL 7.3. If you are using an unsupported PostgreSQL version or Red Hat / CentOS / Scientific Linux / Oracle Linux release for some reason and need RPMs of those releases, we have archives of them.





yum users: some -devel RPMs require a new repository

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions today -- so RPMs also got updated.

As of today's updates, if you are using RHEL/CentOS/OL 7, -devel subpackages in 11 and above require an extra repo to be enabled on your system for llvm and clang. Other distros and PostgreSQL versions are not affected. Please note that only -devel subpackage require this repo.




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