CentOS 8 Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘appstream’

When updating packages on CentOS 8 server, I got the following error

This is because CentOS 8 have reached its End of life.

To fix the dnf error, you can change the repository baseurl to vault.centos.org

You may need to convert CentOS 8 to one of the supported Linux distributions.

Convert CentOS 8 to CentOS 8 Stream

To convert CentOS 8 to CentOS 8 Stream, run

Convert CentOS 8 to AlmaLinux 8

AlmaLinux is RHEL 8 based (same as CentOS 8) Linux operating system. They provide easy way to convert CentOS 8 server to AlmaLinux.

How to Migrate CentOS 8 to AlmaLinux

Convert CentOS 8 to Rocky Linux 8

Rocky Linux is an open-source enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

How to Convert CentOS 8 to Rocky Linux

Convert CentOS 8 to Oracle Linux 8

Oracle Linux 8 is free and open source, based on RHEL 8


Convert CentOS 8 to RHEL 8

RedHat provides Convert2RHEL script to convert CentOS 8 to RHEL 8. RHEL is now FREE for production up to 16 servers.


See CentOS 8

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