Yes, I was aware of the changes in CentOS. We sort of figured that it would eventually happened. I need to talk to my datacentre about this. Normally I apply a minimal CentOS and then build the server from there. Like you Dean, I liked the idea that CentOS was built from Red Hat Enterprise because it only included hardened libraries that I knew would be stable. I have been thinking of switching to Ubuntu for some projects to make it easier to run things like Zulip. I may just go completely to Ubuntu in the future if there is no way for me to load a distro. I need to do some research; this has never been an issue before. I don't have a way to connect anything to the server to load my own distro. I have a server that I was going to use KVM to break it into several virtual machines; I can play around with things and see what I can learn.