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

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Mar 3 00:08:18 EST 2011


On 03/02/2011 10:22 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.

OK guys ... lets review this and see if it will be OK.  If it looks good
I will build it for i386 and add it to the updates repo with CESA.

http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/EOL/

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

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