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Old 02-28-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Default Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 1-Year End Of Life Notice

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 1-Year End Of Life Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:0219-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0219.html
Issue date: 2011-02-28
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1. Summary:

This is the 1-year notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
regular 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will end on
February 29, 2012.

After this date, Red Hat will discontinue the regular subscription services
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Therefore, new bug fix, enhancement, and
security errata updates, as well as technical support services will no
longer be available for the following products:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4
* Red Hat Desktop 4
* Red Hat Global File System 4
* Red Hat Cluster Suite 4

Customers still running production workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
are advised to begin planning the upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or
6. 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 without additional fees.

For customers who are unable to migrate off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
before its end-of-life date, Red Hat intends to offer a limited, optional
extension program. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales
representative or channel partner.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle can be found on the Red
Hat website: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

4. Solution:

This erratum 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/):

669039 - Send Out RHEL 4 1-Year EOL Notice

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-4AS-10.1.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-4Desktop-10.1.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-4ES-10.1.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-4ES-10.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/redhat-release-4WS-10.1.src.rpm

i386:
redhat-release-4WS-10.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.1.x86_64.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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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