I think the title explains my main concern: CUDA 9 final release will probably be out very close in time to Fedora 25’s End-Of-Life. While there are other options (mainly CentOS/Ubuntu LTS/OpenSUSE), my main system is and will remain Fedora on multiple machines and CUDA 9 is going to officially support Fedora 25. Now, I have no problem compiling GCC 6.4.0 myself from source. Will this suffice in order to use CUDA 9 if I upgrade to Fedora 26 or even Fedora 27 (which will be released about at the same time)? In case I decide to keep my current F25 installation, will I be able to install new packages (possibly required for working with CUDA) after Fedora’s EOL? Have you got any experience in this regard? It bugs me a bit to see that an unmaintained system is going to be officially supported for a long while.
Thanks for your time.