[CentOS] Is every CentOS release supported for 7 years?

Sat May 22 18:13:53 UTC 2010
Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org>

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 08:09:22PM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> Hi,
> I've read some posts in the forums which seems to indicate that not
> every CentOS version is well supported. Is it possible to install
> CentOS 5.5 on a server and only apply security updates for 7 years? Or
> is the preferred way to upgrade to each minor version? Thanks in
> advance!
> Relevant forum quotes:
> Probably not relevant to the problem; however, the current release is
> 5.4 - 5.3 is getting seriously obsolete with respect to security
> problems and bugs.
> http://centos.caosity.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&order=ASC&topic_id=25069&forum=39&move=prev&topic_time=1267482814
> If you really mean 5.0, it is seriously obsolete and has numerous
> known bugs and security issues that have been fixed in subsequent
> updates. Obsolete releases are not supported, nor is it advisable to
> be installing or running them. See the CentOS 5.5 Release Notes for
> details.
> https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26339&forum=37



RHEL 5.x is supported through March 31, 2014 (thus CentOS will be the