On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 12:20:24PM +0200, Wolfgang Rosenauer wrote:
Am 30.03.2015 um 12:02 schrieb Lars Vogdt:
I'm currently checking how the end of
lifetime for an openSUSE release
is handled - and currently I just see "release-notes-openSUSE" as
the only package which is released for this.
But IMHO the following packages should see a update at the end of a
product like openSUSE 13.1:
for 1: the release notes should contain a chapter / note at the very
beginning about the end of lifetime for a product. This helps
customers to quickly note that they are trying to get outdated
information for an outdated product. => done.
for 2: openSUSE-release "owns" the file /etc/products.d/openSUSE.prod
- here you can add a line like this:
This line will trigger YaST to add a popup window telling the user that
his product is no longer supported (tested with openSUSE 13.1) once he
starts the update manager.
for 3: the monitoring-plugins-zypper package - once installed on a
client - currently also checks for outdated OS versions by
parsing /etc/SuSE-release (resp. the successor). If we implement the
"endoflife" Tag in the product file, this package can rely on this tag
and does not need updates any longer for this. At the moment, this
package allows administrators to check via remote monitoring if a system
needs update or is out of lifetime.
What do you think? Especially if the "openSUSE-release" package see's a
patch like the suggested one in the future, this can also be used by
Should I open a bug report for this?
so only partly related but now time to discuss this apparently.
So I'm adding two questions here:
What should be the difference in EOLing an openSUSE thing to full EOL or
Related to that, what does SUSE maintenance think
about keep using the
normal maintenance flow for Evergreen support (with a different group of
I am still open for having you and on or two others as part of the
openSUSE maintenance team and responsible for 13.1 there.
Back when we started 11.4 maintenance from Evergreen
we were not fully
aligned but discussed the possibilities to improve the handover and
process into Evergreen support. So I'd like to hear opinions about that
from responsible persons managing current maintenance and security for
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