Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fedora Legacy shutting down

I recieved the an email yesterday (included below) stating the Fedora Legacy is in the process of shutting down.  As of now, they are not maintaining distributions for Fedora Core 4 and earlier.

Fedora Legacy provided a centralized place where updates were distributed, even after the OS wasn't officially supported through Red Hat.

Now that this Fedora Legacy is going away, hopefully some other project will fill the space, or maybe I will switch to an OS with support.  I really don't want to managed all patches and upgrades manually.


Subject: Fedora Legacy shutting down

Date: December 29, 2006 9:23:47 PM PST




In case any of you are not aware, the Fedora Legacy project is in the

process of shutting down.

The current model for supporting maintenance distributions is being

re-examined.  In the meantime, we are unable to extend support to older

Fedora Core releases as we had planned. As of now, Fedora Core 4 and

earlier distributions are no longer being maintained.

Discussions last night on the #Fedora-Legacy channel have brought to light the fact that certain Fedora Legacy properties (servers) may be going away soon, such as the repository at <> and the build server.  Legacy folks need to let us know what they want to be done with the content in the repository mirrors.  If you don't speak up, we may find ourselves in a place where 'yum update' commands will fail in the near future for the Red Hat and Fedora Core releases that Legacy has supported in the past.

If there are any issues you need to discuss regarding these events, you

are welcome to discuss them on our IRC channel (channel #Fedora-Legacy

on the freenode IRC network <>), or on the Fedora

Legacy discussion list:



  Jesse Keating


  David Eisenstein

of the Legacy Team.


Fedora-legacy-announce mailing list

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