CentOS 5 - is now End of Life

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CentOS 5 - is now End of Life

Postby TrevorH » 2016/04/12 22:27:47

CentOS 5 has reached end of life upstream. The CentOS 5 forums will be made readonly on 31st March 2018, one year after the EOL date. Posts about CentOS 5 after this date will need to be made to the CentOS Social forum but the response in almost all cases will be "Upgrade. Now".

As there will be no more fixes for RHEL 5 released public upstream by Redhat then there will be no more updates for CentOS 5 either. You are encouraged to migrate any remaining systems to CentOS 7 or to CentOS 6 (which itself enters Production Phase 3 upstream in May 2017 with End of Life coming in 2020).

Expect the current CentOS 5 mirror content to migrate to vault.centos.org in the near future.

This notice was originally posted when CentOS 5 had one year of supported life left. It now has 6 1 month 1 week. You are encouraged to put your migration plans into action now if you haven't already done so. CentOS 6 goes EOL in 2020, CentOS 7 in 2024.

Don't delay, get migrating today

Redhat have issued a 3 month retirement notice that you can read on http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2997.html

As per the announcement upstream, http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0561.html you should know that CentOS 5 now has one year of support life left. People using CentOS 5 are encouraged to start their migration process to a supported version.

It should be noted that, unlike RHEL, there is no extended support option for CentOS. Once RHEL 5 goes EOL upstream on March 31st 2017, there will be no further updates for CentOS 5 at all. Those using CentOS 5 and requiring more than 1 year 3 2 1 month of life are encouraged to investigate the RH extended support program although that will require a migration to RHEL 5 as it does not apply to CentOS 5.
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
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