Plans for EL4 End of Life

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Thu Jan 5 19:04:14 UTC 2012

On 5 January 2012 10:32, Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 01:33:31PM +0100, Karel Volný wrote:

> I suppose the next question is how long did you/I/we "agree to attempt"?
> I agreed to go until EOL; not to the end of extended life.  But I don't see
> that canonified on the EPEL wiki and policy pages... so it must have just
> been what we talked about on the mailing lists back in 2006 and 2007.

Originally it was only until EOL and was very clear about that. It was
one of the reasons why we didn't support EL-3 as it was coming up to
EOL and while it would have EUS, it was not something we had support
for. I am not much interested in supporting EL-4 as I have had to pull
all my packages from it already. They either don't build or require
fixes which are beyond my skill to accomplish. I also have no EL-4
systems that I run anymore so it isn't 'fun'.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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