RHSA-2008:0521-01 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 1-Year End Of Life Notice
Posted on: 06/03/2008 08:25 AM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 will be discontined next year. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 1-Year End Of Life Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0521-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0521.html
Issue date: 2008-06-03
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1. Summary:

This is the 1-year notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Description:

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 will end on May 31, 2009.

After this date, Red Hat will discontinue the technical support services,
bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates for the following
products:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1
* Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
* Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1

Customers still running production workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1 are advised to begin planning the upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5. Active subscribers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux already have access to
all currently maintained versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as part of
their subscription.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle can be found on the
Red Hat website: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

4. Solution:

This errata contains an updated redhat-release package, that adds a new
file to "/usr/share/doc/", which contains this end of life notice.

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-as-2.1AS-123.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-as-2.1AS-23.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-23.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-123.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-23.src.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-23.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-es-2.1ES-23.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-es-2.1ES-23.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-23.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-23.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

6. References:

http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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