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From Erik Weber <terbol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Remove support for el6 packaging in 4.13/4.14
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:02:13 GMT
CentOS7 was released 5 years ago, upgrading is long overdue anyway.
Realistically the next CloudStack release won't be out the door for
another ~4-6 months either.

-- 
Erik

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:27 PM Ron Wheeler
<rwheeler@artifact-software.com> wrote:
>
> According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
>
> CentOS 6 EOL is 2020
> CentOS 7 EOL is 2024
>
>
> +1 for removing support for CentOS 6.
>
> As Erik pointed out the sites running CentOS6 will have to move soon in
> any event and it is probably better to do it now when there is still a
> lot of current expertise and information available about how to do it
> and how to make any changes to applications.
>
> Upgrading in a project that is under your control is usually easier than
> one forced on you by a security issue or an operational failure.
>
> Ron
>
> On 4/24/19 3:24 AM, Erik Weber wrote:
> > As an operations guy I can understand the want for future updates and
> > not upgrading, but with the release plan of RHEL/CentOS I don't find
> > it feasible.
> >
> > RHEL6 is 8 years old (and is still running kernel 2.6!) and isn't
> > scheduled to be fully EOL until 2024.
> >
> > It is true that upgrading requires some effort (and risk) from
> > operators, but this is work they eventually have to do anyway, so it's
> > not a matter of /if/ they have to do it, but rather when.
> >
> > It is also true that current CloudStack releases should continue to
> > work, it's also possible that someone might back port future fixes to
> > a RHEL6 compatible fork (you're more than welcome to).
> >
> > I'd vote +1 to remove support for el6 packaging.
> >

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