Fedora Core 6 No More
alan at clueserver.org
Fri Dec 21 17:51:21 UTC 2007
> "Rahul Tidke" wrote:
>> I have been using fedora core 6 in production since its launch, I
>> applied all the software and kernel updates till data using software
>> updater. As redhat/fedora announced its (core 6) end of life; I am
>> about continuing its use in future??
>> I am satisfied with the performance so far, iptables and selinux
>> (enforcing/targeted) are configured properly.
>> My question is
>> 1) Shall I continue using this version or shall I upgrade to Fedora 8??
>> 2) What actually end of life means??
>> 3) Can I apply (kernel/software) updates after end of life?
>> 4) Is there any security threat?
> If you are happy with the application versions that FC6 included, almost
> exactly the same set is included in CentOS 5 which will be supported
> with security and bugfix updates for many more years, and the install
> and administration is nearly identical. I'd switch anything where having
> new features or the latest application versions is less important than
> stability and time required for maintenance.
The hard part is switching over. It is not quite a straight over upgrade.
(At least when I tried it.) Is there a way to force CentOS to upgrade an
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