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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] End Of Life: SUSE Linux 10.1 and Fedora 6
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:12:37 +0200
  • Message-id: <200804151412.37615.adrian@xxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 15 April 2008 14:01:38 wrote Dirk Stoecker:

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?

if there is someone, who wants to do maintenance for SL 10.1, I am fine with
that. But in the past, no one wanted to do it.

* 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

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.

This not true, we doubled already the hard disc size and run out of space
again. On the other side, our mirrors are not able to handle it anymore,
while random people simply add several Gigabytes to their projects without
thinking. Therefore we will enforce this a bit more via quotas in the future.

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.

no one said five minutes. But when you want to copy it for your own instances,
you should do it now.

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.

In that case we would have a way bigger problem beyond the build service,
because that means that all these instances are vulnerable and no one is
caring about the security of their systems.


Adrian Schroeter
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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