[CentOS] CentOS-5 End of Life

Thu Mar 2 18:42:46 UTC 2017
Tom Munro Glass <tom at tmgcon.com>

On 02/03/17 19:50, James Hogarth wrote:
> On 2 Mar 2017 03:49, "John R Pierce" <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 3/1/2017 7:28 PM, Tom Munro Glass wrote:
>> Can you say exactly when in early April the tree will be moved? I have a
>> number of installations that need to continue running CentOS 5 so I'd like
>> to do a final update before the tree moves.
> may I suggest building your own mirror well before then, update it with
> rsync or lftp weekly (or even daily), from http://mirrors.xmission.com/ce
> ntos/5  (pick your favorite mirror to make the mirror from), and replace
> your CentOS-xxx.repo files with ones that point to your private repo
> I use a command like this to mirror everything and incrementally update,
> you could change the last centos to centos/5  if you want to just fetch and
> update that...
>    lftp -c 'open ftp://mirrors.sonic.net && lcd /mirrors && mirror
>    --continue --verbose=1 -x SRPMS centos'
> (yes, you do need to find a ftp mirror, i had issues mirroring from an http
> server).
> This is especially important if you use anything from EPEL as EPEL5 will be
> removed when RHEL goes EOL.

Thanks for the advice. I'll try and set up a mirror asap, but I'd still 
like to know when the mirrors will be removed if anyone has that