CentOS 8 - No updates available

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Today I deployed a new CentOS 8.1 machine, yes I’m still doing some Linux, and immediately after installing the OS I ran the update command which did not yield any result

    dnf update

    Dependencies resolved.
    Nothing to do.

It turns out this a documented bug affecting even recent build, I generally use the minimal or boot ISOs, builds you can read of it here.

Solution is really simple issue the following command:

dnf install -y centos-release-stream

dnf update

This time updates will be correctly downloaded and installed on the system if you choose so.