[CentOS] CentOS-5 End of Life

Wed Mar 1 16:35:00 UTC 2017
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

> Am 01.03.2017 um 17:13 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
> On 03/01/2017 09:21 AM, Leon Fauster wrote:
>> Am 01.03.2017 um 12:28 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
>>> Just a message to remind everyone that CentOS-5 has an End of Life date
>>> of March 31, 2017.
>>> This means that there will be no new security updates released by Red
>>> Hat for RHEL-5 after that date.
>>> Sometime in early April, the current 5.11 tree will be moved onto
>>> vault.centos.org (like CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 have been since their EOL).
>> Will the centos-release package be updated to point to the vault tree?
> I am not sure we want to enable that by default.  We want people to
> understand that CentOS-5 is no longer active.
> There is a CentOS-Vault.repo file that one can use, or people can change
> it manually.

Ah okay, that helps. 

> If it happens automatically, well then people will just leave it in place.

Sure, it shouldn't. More than that - if provided it should provide actively 
that EOL information (e.g. /etc/issue /etc/motd et cetera).