Perfect, Flawless EFA Install on CentOS Stream 8

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cordeos
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Perfect, Flawless EFA Install on CentOS Stream 8

Post by cordeos » 26 Apr 2021 06:59

After initially infuriated by the decision to eliminate Centos 8 and beyond (we manage 100s of Cento 6/7 servers) we have now come around to appreciate some really significant benefits to deploying CentOS Stream 8 distribution (upstream, between FEDORA and REDHAT).

One of the big improvements is most newer platforms, software, upgrades actually WORK without having to mess around for weeks with mismatched packages, components, modules, and all their dependencies. Often, CentOS included components and packages were just too old to work smoothly. Granted... once it worked, it worked almost forever.

Anyways... we have found recently EFA installs perfectly, flawlessly, first try on CentOS Stream 8. It works. In fact, it work VERY VERY WELL.

However this is one small change you need to make to the downloaded installer script (which is amazing, works fantastically well).
Just remove the one small dot/period after "release 8."
* CentOS stream reports the version and "release 8" with no decimal place after.

Here are the basic steps to install on CentOS Stream 8.
1) First, perform a basic, minimal install of CentOS Stream 8
2) Next, download and edit the installer, mark executable and run.

DETAILS:

cd /tmp
wget -O build.bash https://install.efa-project.org
vi /tmp/build.bash

#remove the dots after release number, here:
# elif [[ $OSVERSION =~ .*'release 8.'.* ]]; then
#so you get:
# elif [[ $OSVERSION =~ .*'release 8'.* ]]; then

chmod +x build.bash
./build.bash

cordeos
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Re: Perfect, Flawless EFA Install on CentOS Stream 8

Post by cordeos » 26 Apr 2021 10:02

Its worth noting...

Out of the 5 LINUX distro/versions we tested (extensively), CentOS Stream 8 is the ONLY one which worked absolutely perfectly, first time without a SINGLE adjustment, fix, tweak or modification of any kind. We tested different concoctions of Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS7, and Stream.

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