Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:41 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Red Hat ike your RHEL on your servers just the way it is? That’s fine by Red Hat, which has extended its flagship Linux operating system's lifecycle to ten years.
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How can they do this?
by sithlord2 on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
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I mean, There are a lot of software packages in there that are not maintained by RedHat itself.

What if a security bug shows up in a 10 year old package? The software is probably not maintained anymore by the orginal developers.

For example, I don't think today any of the PHP developers are going to spend time to check out a security bug in PHP3...

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