[CentOS] CentOS-5 End of Life

Thu Mar 2 22:59:57 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 03/02/2017 12:42 PM, Tom Munro Glass wrote:
> 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
> information.

Before we remove it from mirror, it will all be moved here:


It will be there forever .. just like all the CentOS-3 and CentOS-4
trees are as well.

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