[CentOS] Re: Support policy CentOS 5

Patrick Derwael patrick at derwael.be
Thu Aug 21 16:24:42 UTC 2008


"Patrick Derwael" <patrick at derwael.be>
writes:
> Can someone tell me what the exact CentOS policy for end-of-life is
> for 5.0?

As far as I know, 5.0 itself is pretty much EOL; updates are not being
released for it.  5, on the other hand, won't be EOL for quite a few
years.

<snip>

I imagine that Parallel Pro will probably work on 5.2.  5.2 isn't really
a new release of CentOS, but is rather an update set to CentOS 5.  Think
of it as CentOS 5 Service Pack 2, if you will.  The vast majority of it
(some desktop apps, such as Firefox, excluded) should be 100%
binary-compatible with 5.0.

Running 5.0 is not recommended, as you will not have security support.
If keeping as close to 5.0 as possible is desired, you could probably
install 5.0 and then only install the security-related updates.

- Michael

[Patrick Derwael] 

Michael,
The  point is that Parallel supports exactly CentOS 4.4 and 5.0, Fedora 4
and 6 and RHEL 4ES and 5ES.
I'm a bit stuck here!

As far as my other systems are concerned, (pen testing) I will reinstall
them under Centos 5.2 in the coming weeks

Thanks!



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