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Just a message to remind everyone that CentOS-5 has an End of Life date of March 31, 2017.

This means that there will be no new security updates released by Red Hat for RHEL-5 after that date.

Sometime in early April, the current 5.11 tree will be moved onto vault.CentOS.org (like CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 have been since their EOL).

Thanks, Johnny Hughes

19 thoughts on - CentOS-5 End Of Life

  • Am 01.03.2017 um 12:28 schrieb Johnny Hughes :

    Will the CentOS-release package be updated to point to the vault tree?

  • I am not sure we want to enable that by default. We want people to understand that CentOS-5 is no longer active.

    There is a CentOS-Vault.repo file that one can use, or people can change it manually.

    If it happens automatically, well then people will just leave it in place.

  • of March 31, 2017. Hat for RHEL-5 after that date. vault.CentOS.org (like CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 have been since their EOL).

    It is not my place to offer opinion, but I would rather have it fail, thus prompting whoever tries to still use CentOS 5 to look deeper and find out about end of life, than quietly going to vault as if it still us usable secure supported system.

    Just my $0.02.

    Valeri

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  • Ah okay, that helps.

    Sure, it shouldn’t. More than that – if provided it should provide actively that EOL information (e.g. /etc/issue /etc/motd et cetera).

  • 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.

    Thanks Tom Munro Glass

  • 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/CentOS/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).

  • 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.

  • In article , James Hogarth wrote:

    You mean just thrown away, or archived somewhere? Just thrown away would seem rather irresponsible…

    Cheers Tony

  • Mirroring EPEL makes sense well before this point, as they don’t keep old versions of packages online either AFAIK.

    jh

  • Indeed they aren’t kept … and since there hasn’t been an EOL of EPEL
    before I honestly have no idea … I’ve asked on the epel-devel mailing list as to whether it’ll move to archive like old fedora releases do.

  • I am mirroring the EPEL from official mirrors and the EPEL4 content is stills there:
    1.9G pub/mirrors/epel/4
    7.3G pub/mirrors/epel/5
    15G pub/mirrors/epel/6
    16G pub/mirrors/epel/7

    //Zdenek

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