Re: Friday Flames - What to do with RHL7.3/9 and FC1/2
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On 6/12/06, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The old Red Hat support lifecycle was that the last minor release (4.2,5.2,6.2,7.3) was supported until the next last major.minor release was out.
Are you sure? I think the actual support lifetimes were longer than that (e.g. 6.2 came out before support for 4.2 was dropped).
?Timeline of Support contracts? Released End of Life? LifeTime 4.2 1997-05 1998-10 ~17 months
In my personal archive of Red Hat errata packages, the last one I can find for 4.2 was gpm 1.19.1-0.4.2, from 2000-04. That makes it a lifetime of ~35 months.
5.2 1998-10 2000-03 ~17 months
A bunch of packages have file dates in 2001-10. Not all of them were built that month, but sendmail 8.11.6-1.5.y was. This makes it a lifetime of ~36 months.
6.2 2000-03 2002-05 ~26 months *1
sendmail 8.11.6-1.62.3, 2003-03, ~36 months Also, a Google search finds: http://www.redhat.com/archives/redhat-watch-list/2003-April/msg00004.html
7.3 2002-05 ?2004-01 ~20 months *2 9.0 2003-04 ?2005-01 ~20 months *3
http://www.redhat.com/archives/redhat-watch-list/2003-December/msg00004.html For 7.3, officially it was 2003-12, but there was a kernel errata package that was released 2004-01. So that is, in fact, a lifetime of ~20 months. 9.0 EOL was 2004-04. That makes it a lifetime of ~12 months. Just pointing all this out for whatever it happens to be worth... -- -Barry K. Nathan <barryn@xxxxxxxxx> -- fedora-legacy-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-legacy-list
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