Plans for EL4 End of Life
a.badger at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 19:53:40 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 11:40:36AM -0800, Christopher McCrory wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-01-03 at 21:21 -0800, Michael Stahnke wrote:
> > So, we have about 60 days until EL4 goes to End of Life from Red
> > Hat (and thus triggering CentOS, and I imagine Oracle, Scientific
> > et al).
> > What are the plans for EPEL 4?
> > The way I see we have a few options:
> > 1. We stop putting new content in EPEL4 and take down the EPEL mirror
> > (thus really end-of-lifeing EPEL 4)
> > 2. We stop putting in new content, and leave the mirrors, thus
> > allowing those who haven't migrated to ahve some sort of package
> > options, with no option for updates
> > 3. We keep allow people to add content to EPEL4 due to things like
> > extended support
> > 4. Some other option I haven't though about yet.
> What happens to the git repo branches? If the branches stay then anyone
> still using RHEL4 could use git checkout, fedpkg, and mock to build
> their own packages with any security patches they need.
The git branches will remain. I don't believe we'd even close them out for
commits (Extra work to script that ;-). koji would probably be closed to
new builds (even scratch), though.
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