Hosting End-Of-Life Fedora Base images?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Jul 21 19:52:51 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:05:19AM -0500, Adam Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Chris Murphy <lists at> wrote:
> > Isn't it true the install media ISOs are available indefinitely? And
> > if so the security cat is already out of the bag, so that's not a very
> > good argument. I'd say if we wanted to do something better it would be
> > an image that's usable for both VM and containers, and would be the
> > state of that version at the time it went EOL, i.e. it has all
> > available updates baked into it. And then de-emphasize the original
> > ISO as the way to run older versions of Fedora.
> It is true that install media ISOs are available forever, but we don't
> go backwards in time and create vagrant boxes or IaaS cloud qcow
> images of old EOL'd Fedora releases that went EOL before those
> technologies existed and/or became popular.

I am actually, for virt-builder.  There's a bunch of reasons to do
this.  Whether they are good or not, you can decide, but here they

 - Test images for detection of old versions of Fedora/RHEL/etc
   (for virt-inspector and other monitoring tools).

 - Test images for virt-v2v.

 - Environments for reproducing old bugs (however I would generally
   reject a bug report if it referred to some ancient / EOL'd Fedora).


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