[unisog] Redhat and Fedora

Jon Mitchiner jon.mitchiner at gallaudet.edu
Tue Nov 4 01:24:25 GMT 2003

My biggest concern at this point is the latest beta of Fedora does not have
the up2date program.  My impressions so far from Redhat is Fedora may not
have up2date access.  This means keeping up to date and patch all servers on
a regular basis.  I hope that Redhat considers continuing to provide up2date
access for Fedora.

Jon Mitchiner
Gallaudet University
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Heinlein" <heinlein at cse.ogi.edu>
To: "John Stauffacher" <stauffacher at chapman.edu>
Cc: <unisog at sans.org>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: [unisog] Redhat and Fedora

> On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, John Stauffacher wrote:
> > I'm sure most of you saw the news this morning on /. and of course
> > coming out of RH. RedHat is officiall stopping support for the whole
> > 7.x branch and 8 by December and 9 by april. [...] I've lost count
> > at how many RH servers we have deployed and the thought of going
> > back through and migrating all of them is something that I really
> > don't want to think about. I'm interested in hearing thoughts about
> > what others are doing, or plan on doing.
> John,
> So far, the Fedora stuff looks and smells enough like the current Red
> Hat releases that maintaining continuity shouldn't be a problem.
> The really tough thing will be the upgrade schedule. Red Hat is
> currently planning to release a new Fedora Core every four to seven
> months. I don't know anybody in an educational environment who
> relishes that thought...
> There are two mailing lists you might find of interest. Seth Vidal (of
> yum fame) is hosting a univ-linux list at Duke. In particular, we're
> discussing how we can gang together some support for certain Red Hat
> and Fedora releases. The archives might be helpful:
>   https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/univ-linux
> On a different front, there's a wider (or, at least, non-academic)
> mailing list devoted to providing legacy support for older Red Hat
> releases. Presumably, upcoming Fedora Core releases will become
> candidates for community-based legacy support once they've outlived
> their official life cycle.
>   https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/fedora-legacy-list
> --Paul Heinlein <heinlein at cse.ogi.edu>

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