On 22 September 2017 at 07:28, Somers-Harris, David | David | OPS
It is my understanding that the EOL for each EPEL is in line with RHEL.
1. The EOL of any EPEL repository is the "public" lifetime of an
upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Public currently means when a RHEL
is in Production Level 1,2 or 3. It does not cover when the product is
in what is currently known as Extended User Support. [I use currently
because this email may be read 4-10 years from now and those terms may
have been relabeled.]
2. The EOL of a package in an EPEL repository is set by the
maintainer(s) of that package. They can orphan or remove a package at
their discretion and the package will be removed soon afterwords.
For example, RHEL 6 EOL is 2020-11-30 so EPEL-6 EOL is also 2020-11-30.
However, I can’t find this clearly documented anywhere.
I found historical information which backs up my understanding, for example
for EPEL-5: https://www.spinics.net/linux/fedora/epel-devel/msg00956.html
But I can’t find any official document which lays it out clearly.
Can somebody point me to something which spells out the EOL date for EPEL-6
Or at least the relationship between EPEL EOLs and RHEL EOLs.
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