RHSA-2009:0297-01 Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 3 Month End Of Life Notice
Posted on: 03/02/2009 06:40 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 3 Month End Of Life Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:0297-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0297.html
Issue date: 2009-03-02
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1. Summary:

This is the 3-month 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 Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64

3. Description:

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

After that date, Red Hat will discontinue the technical support services,
bugfix, 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 running production workloads on Enterprise Linux 2.1 should plan
to migrate to a later version before May 31, 2009. One benefit of a Red
Hat subscription is the right to upgrade to never versions of Enterprise
Linux for no extra cost. As an Enterprise Linux subscriber, you have the
option of migrating to the following supported versions:

* version 3 (Generally Available: Oct 2003, End-Of-Life: Oct 2010)
* version 4 (GA: Feb 2005, EOL: Feb 2012)
* version 5 (GA: Mar 2007, EOL: Mar 2014)

These supported versions of Enterprise Linux are available for download
from Red Hat Network.

For those customers who cannot migrate from Enterprise Linux 2.1 before its
end-of-life date, Red Hat will offer limited extended support contracts.
For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative.

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 provides a
copy of this end of life notice in the "/usr/share/doc/" directory.

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

485896 - Send Out RHEL 2.1 3-Month EOL Notice

6. 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-124.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-as-2.1AS-24.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-24.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-124.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-24.src.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-24.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-24.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-es-2.1ES-24.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-24.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-24.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

7. References:

http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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