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

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Mar 2 23:22:29 EST 2011


On 03/01/2011 02:41 AM, Andreas Rogge wrote:
> 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 --
> 

This sounds like a great idea to me ... I'll create it as part of these
updates I am pushing right now.

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