I am also strongly against creating Docker images from EOL bits. Kickstart
for base image is available
It actually even contains a how to if anybody really needs such image.
Keeping already created images available after EOL is different story.
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 10:37 PM, Adam Miller <maxamillion(a)fedoraproject.org
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones(a)redhat.com>
> > On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:05:19AM -0500, Adam
> >> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Chris Murphy
> >> > 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
> >> > good argument. I'd say if we wanted to do something better it would
> >> > an image that's usable for both VM and containers, and would be
> >> > 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
> > are:
> > - 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).
> Which is totally fine.
> I'm not saying that nobody should do it, I'm saying that Fedora
> Release Engineering does not currently, nor have they ever, do this in
> an official context as an official deliverable from the Fedora
> My question to the group is, "should we be doing this as an official
> deliverable of the Fedora Project?" and not, "should anyone ever do
> All the bits are available and people can do with them what they
> please (within Trademark Guidelines of course), but I'm just trying to
> get a feel for if people want to see this done in an official
> > Rich.
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