[packagers] el3 EOL

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon Oct 4 15:44:52 CEST 2010


On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Steve Huff wrote:

> Complete information about this errata can be found at the following location:
>
> https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/errata/details/Details.do?eid=10259
>
>
> Security Advisory - RHSA-2010:0734-1
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Summary:
> Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 1-Month End Of Life Notice
>
> This is the 1-month notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux 3.
>
>
> Description:
> In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
> regular 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 will end on October
> 31, 2010.
>
>
> how do we want to handle this?  if we're going to officially stop 
> updating packages for el3, it would be good to have that in writing 
> somewhere, so that we can point users to it.

Well, Red Hat does continue support for RHEL3 for another 3 years, so I'd 
prefer not dropping RHEL3. On the other hand, there's no guarantee that 
new versions of software keeps on building, as was the case in the past.

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