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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] End Of Life: SUSE Linux 10.1 and Fedora 6
  • From: Dirk Stoecker <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:01:38 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.1.10.0804151349560.32236@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello,

due to the fill rate of 80% on our storage, end of Life of the distributions
and mirror admins complains about the size of our content, we will remove the
following base distros and all repositories building against them:

* SUSE Linux 10.1

This is 2 years old. Could we agree, that a server life cycle should be something about 5 years?

* SUSE Linux 10.0
* Fedora Core & Extras 6

Nearly the same for these.

In case you want to mirror them for your own build service, this is your last
chance :)

Instead of deleting the still used distributions and forcing everyone to replace existing installations again and again, how about getting bigger harddisks?

Example: SUSE 10.1 is the newest one to get for Strato V-Servers.

We had this discussion a year ago and the situation did not change. A lot of root servers do not provide current suse releases, but only older ones. Removing these again in BuildService makes the whole BuildService concept somewhat useless.

What do you want:
- Provide a widely used BuildService
- Provide a user community openSUSE:Factory building system

Please define the project goals and make a clear decision about the supported targets. This 5 minute before the end notices are not acceptable for anyone using the BuildService in a more commercial sense.

I switched to BuildService to allow customers to have easier installation of some packages. When you stop providing the repositories after such short times, the use of BuildService is limited to the Linux enthusiasts, as nearly everybody else uses older distributions.

Ciao
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