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Version Released Active Support Security Support Release
Rocky Linux 8 11 months ago
(21 Jun 2021)
Ends in 2 years
(31 May 2024)
Ends in 7 years
(31 May 2029)
8.5

Rocky Linux is a Linux distribution that is intended to be a downstream, complete binary-compatible release using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system source code. The project is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project.

Differences with Upstream RHEL:

The project’s aim is to provide a community-supported, production-grade enterprise operating system.

More information is available on the Rocky Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/os-release

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub. This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/rocky-linux.json. See the API Documentation for more.