Topic: Drop support for RHEL/CentOS 5 in upcoming iRedMail release
We plan to drop support for RHEL/CentOS 5 in upcoming iRedMail release. Here
"drop support" means doesn't support NEW installation on it, not stop supporting
iRedMail servers which still running on it.
Two questions to help me understand what the situation is:
*) Are you guys still prefer RHEL/CentOS 5 for NEW mail server?
*) Which version of RHEL/CentOS are you running?
Here's our tracking since iRedMail-0.8.4 which was released on March 26, 2013:
Installations <-> Distribution and Release Version 3305 CentOS 6 731 CentOS 5 147 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 137 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 41 Scientific Linux 6 3 Scientific Linux 5
P.S. Upcoming iRedMail release will use EPEL yum repo on RHEL/CentOS 6 by default,
but not on RHEL/CentOS 5, because packages in EPEL for RHEL/CentOS 5 is really out
of date. Looks like upstream has no plan to bring it up to date. And RHEL 5 is in
End of Production life cycle:
https://access.redhat.com/support/polic … es/errata/
We should drop support for it to reduce our workload and bring you better support for
== UPDATE (Jun 12, 2013) ==
Support for below distribution releases will be dropped in upcoming iRedMail release:
Ubuntu 12.10. Please use Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS edition, code name "precise") or 13.04 (code name "raring") instead.
RHEL/CENTOS 5. Please use RHEL/CENTOS 6 instead. RHEL 5 is in End of Production life cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/polic … es/errata/
OpenBSD 5.1 and 5.2. Please use the latest stable release, 5.3. According to OpenBSD development cycle, only the latest release will be supported by iRedMail. More information on the development cycle can be found here: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Flavors. P.S. M:Tier has a new package repository which includes the latest security fixes and critical updates for OpenBSD since 5.3: http://stable.mtier.org/
openSUSE 12.1 and 12.2. Please use the latest stable release, 12.3.