RHSA-2009:1076-01 Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - End Of Life
Posted on: 06/01/2009 11:35 AM

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 - End Of Life
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1076-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1076.html
Issue date: 2009-06-01
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1. Summary:

This is the End Of Life notification 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 has ended.

Red Hat has discontinued the technical support services, bug fix,
enhancement, and security errata updates for the following versions:

* 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

Servers subscribed to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 channels on the Red Hat
Network will become unsubscribed. As a benefit of the Red Hat subscription
model, those subscriptions can be used to entitle any system on any
currently supported release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Details of the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle for all releases can be found on the Red
Hat website:

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

As part of the End Of Life process, the Red Hat Network will cease to carry
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 binaries. The source code and security
advisories will continue to be available.

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/):

500331 - Send Out RHEL 2.1 final 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-125.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-as-2.1AS-25.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-25.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-125.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-25.src.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-25.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-25.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-es-2.1ES-25.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-25.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-25.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/classification/#low
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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