[CentOS-devel] Updating centos-release / EOL-notice for CentOS 4

Andreas Rogge a.rogge at solvention.de
Tue Mar 1 03:41:42 EST 2011


I noticed that CentOS usually does not copy the EOL-announcement RHSA or 
provide the updated package associated with it.

This would be CESA-2011:0219 with upstream details at 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0219.html

As everbody seemed to be concerned about the communication done for 
CentOS 3 End of Life I guess it is probably a good idea to:
- duplicate the EOL-Notice RHSA as a CESA
- rebuild centos-release to contain an EOL-notice
- discuss wether or not to add an EOL-notice to /etc/issue

Regards,
Andreas

-- SNIP (/usr/share/doc/centos-release-4/EOL) --
== End Of Life Notice ==

According to our support-policy the 7-year lifecycle of CentOS 4 will 
end on February 29, 2012.

After this date no security-updates or bugfixes will be released.

If you still run production systems on CentOS 4 you're strongly advised 
to plan an upgrade to CentOS 5 or CentOS 6.
-- SNIP --

-- SNIP (/etc/issue) --
CentOS release 4.x (Final)
Kernel \r on an \m
NOTICE: Support for CentOS 4 ends on Feb 28th, 2012

-- SNIP --

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