Okay, it’s time to install Git so you can play with some pull and merge requests for some projects you are working on. This set of instructions should work on your system regardless if you are running CentOS 7, 8, or 9.
The first thing to do is elevate…
Then update your system.
dnf install git
Check the installed version
Just like that, you are ready to “Git” yourself back to coding something grand!
Docker is an operating system virtualization tool that allows us to run applications as containers. In simplest terms, that means you are virtualizing only the application, and not creating an entire virtual machine as you would traditionally do in hypervisors like VMware, Hyper-V, or Nutanix.
Okay, that’s cool… How do we install Docker so we can start to test workloads on it? Well, let me show you how to install Docker on a virtual machine running CentOS 9 Stream. **While I have not tested to confirm, this Docker installation method should be identical on CentOS 8 Stream, as well as for CentOS 7.x
Let us begin by shifting to Sudo mode by running this command first…
Then the first thing to do is remove PodMan as it conflicts with Docker.
With CentOS 8 now EOL, it is officially time to upgrade CentOS 8 virtual machines to CentOS 8 Stream. The good news is that it is even quicker and easier than the upgrade from CentOS 7 to CentOS 8 was.
First things first… Take a backup of your virtual machine, or at least a snapshot so that you have something you can revert back to if something goes wrong in this process.
Take a look at what release your CentOS machine is currently running.
As you can see this machine is currently on CentOS 8.5.2111.
At this point, I’m going to enter “sudo su” on my VM and then enter my credentials, so that I can continue as ‘root’ and I don’t have to type “sudo” before every single command.
To begin, start by updating your system.
dnf -y update
The next step is to update your machine to the current CentOS Stream release package.
List and view all of the enabled repositories. You should see they are set to “CentOS Stream 8”.
sudo dnf repolist
Next, synchronize all of the installed packages on your machine.
Note: For situational awareness, this step will upgrade or downgrade packages to match the new CentOS Stream ABI/API and will apparently break 100% RHEL compatibility due to the ABI/API change. This is the perfect example of why you would want to take a full backup of the system before making any changes, just in case the ABI/API change breaks one of your applications running on the system.
dnf -y distro-sync
Reboot your system.
Confirm that we are now running on CentOS 8 Stream.
We can now see that this machine is now running on CentOS Stream 8.