Chapter 9. Deprecated functionality
This part provides an overview of functionality that has been deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Beta.
Deprecated functionality continues to be supported until the end of life of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Deprecated functionality will likely not be supported in future major releases of this product and is not recommended for new deployments. For the most recent list of deprecated functionality within a particular major release, refer to the latest version of release documentation.
Deprecated hardware components are not recommended for new deployments on the current or future major releases. Hardware driver updates are limited to security and critical fixes only. Red Hat recommends replacing this hardware as soon as reasonably feasible.
A package can be deprecated and not recommended for further use. Under certain circumstances, a package can be removed from a product. Product documentation then identifies more recent packages that offer functionality similar, identical, or more advanced to the one deprecated, and provides further recommendations.
9.1. Compilers and development tools
Sun RPC and NIS interfaces removed from
glibc library no longer provides Sun RPC and NIS interfaces for new applications. These interfaces are now available only for running legacy applications. Developers must change their applications to use the
libtirpc library instead of Sun RPC and
libnsl2 instead of NIS. Applications can benefit from IPv6 support in the replacement libraries.
Network scripts are deprecated in RHEL 8
Network scripts are deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and they are no longer provided by default. The basic installation provides a new version of the
ifdown scripts which call the NetworkManager service through the nmcli tool. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, to run the
ifup and the
ifdown scripts, NetworkManager must be running.
Note that custom commands in
ifdown-local scripts are not executed.
If any of these scripts are required, the installation of the deprecated network scripts in the system is still possible with the following command:
~]# yum install network-scripts
ifdown scripts link to the installed legacy network scripts.
Calling the legacy network scripts shows a warning about their deprecation.
DSA is deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
The Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) is considered deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Authentication mechanisms that depend on DSA keys do not work in the default configuration. Note that
OpenSSH clients do not accept DSA host keys even in LEGACY policy.
Client Hello has been deprecated in NSS
The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.2 and earlier allow to start a negotiation with a
Client Hello message formatted in a way that is backward compatible with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol version 2. Support for this feature in the Network Security Services (NSS) library has been deprecated and it is disabled by default.
Applications that require support for this feature need to use the new
SSL_ENABLE_V2_COMPATIBLE_HELLO API to enable it. Support for this feature may be removed completely in future releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
Creating internal snapshots of virtual machines has been deprecated
Due to their lack of optimization and stability, internal virtual machine snapshots are now deprecated. Instead, external snapshots are recommended for use.
The Cirrus VGA virtual GPU type has been deprecated
With a future major update of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Cirrus VGA GPU device will no longer be supported in KVM virtual machines. Therefore, Red Hat recommends using the stdvga, virtio-vga, or qxl devices instead of Cirrus VGA.
virt-manager has been deprecated
The Virtual Machine Manager application, also known as virt-manager, has been deprecated. The RHEL 8 web console, also known as Cockpit, is intended to become its replacement in a subsequent release. It is, therefore, recommended that you use the web console for managing virtualization in a GUI. However, in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, some features may only be accessible from either virt-manager or the command line.