when to upgrade

Frank Sorenson frank at tuxrocks.com
Wed Mar 14 22:55:44 MDT 2007


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Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 19:36 -0400, Grant Shipley wrote:
>> If you wait 14 days, you can get CentOS 5 which is exactly the same as
>> RHEL 5 (released today).  This will give you security updates for I
>> think 5 years.
> 
> I've been holding off on redoing a few servers until CentOS 5 is out.  I
> would also recommend holding off for this.
> 
> I thought RHEL had 7 years of security updates.  Is that *not* so?
> 
> Gabe

It is so:
	For a period of 7 years from initial release (General Availability),
Red Hat will provide errata maintenance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

Frank
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