On 23 December 2016 at 17:41, Neal Gompa <ngompa13(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III
>>>>>> "PR" == Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com>
> PR> Reminder that RHEL 5 and hence EPEL 5 has got 3 months until EOL.
> PR> Packages now should really just be in bugfix and security fix only
> PR> mode.
> Should we be preventing the branching of new packages for EPEL5 at this
> point? We can probably get that switch thrown in phgdb. It would be
> analogous to the month of "updates but no new packages" in the (current
> - 2) Fedora release.
> - J<
It's probably a good idea to do that. I'd probably hazard to guess
that the flow of new packages going into EL5 target has already
slowed, and formally stopping the addition of new packages would
merely enforce the policy that Peter mentioned at the beginning of the
So this is pretty imminent now.
Is the plan to drop EPEL5 packages entirely or to archive the last
status of the repo like old fedora releases get archived?