[CentOS] Centos long end of life support, but im interested in packages themselves.

Leonard den Ottolander leonard at den.ottolander.nl
Fri Mar 23 12:04:30 EDT 2012


Hello Brent,

On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 09:16 +0200, Brent Clark wrote:
> Say Centos 6 offers and makes use of PHP 5.3. Say as time goes on PHP themselves deprecate 5.3 and EOL is reached.
> Would Centos 6 continue to offer security and bug fixes support for PHP 5.3 till November 30, 2020?

Since CentOS is just a rebuild of RHEL these sort of questions are best
asked at Red Hat forums.

That said, as RHEL is an enterprise distribution Red Hat's approach is
to back port fixes to maintain old behaviour (I'm not a representative
but this is my understanding). A clear example of this is the recent
glibc update (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0393.html) where
they actually patched the code to maintain old behaviour even though
that old behaviour violates standards:

* Calling memcpy with overlapping arguments on certain processors would
generate unexpected results. While such code is a clear violation of
ANSI/ISO standards, this update restores prior memcpy behavior.
(BZ#799259)

Regards,
Leonard.

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