Each release of Fedora is maintained as laid out in the maintenance schedule. At the conclusion of the maintenance period, a Fedora release enters end of life status. This procedure describes the tasks necessary to move a release to that status.
- FESCo responsibilities:
- Follow guidelines of maintenance schedule
- Take into account any infrastructure or other supporting project resource contention
- Announce the closure of the release to the package maintainers.
- from FESCo chair to f-devel-announce, f-announce-l, including
- date of last update push (if needed)
- date of actual EOL
- disable builds by removing targets
koji remove-target dist-f12 koji remove-target dist-f12-updates-candidate
- Purge from disk the signed copies of rpms that are signed with the EOL'd release key
In puppet, set the push scripts to not push the old release:
diff --git a/configs/system/fedora-updates-push b/configs/system/fedora-updates-push index 2c05334..39e25f7 100755 --- a/configs/system/fedora-updates-push +++ b/configs/system/fedora-updates-push @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ SOURCE=/mnt/koji/mash/updates DEST=/pub/fedora/linux/updates/ -for rel in 11 12 13; do +for rel in 12 13; do rsync -rlptDvHh --delay-updates $RSYNC_OPTS --exclude "repodata/*" \ $SOURCE/f$rel-updates/ $DEST/$rel/ &>/dev/null @@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ rsync -rlptDvHh --delay-updates $RSYNC_OPTS --delete --delete-after \ $SOURCE/f$rel-updates/ $DEST/$rel/ &>/dev/null done -for rel in 11 12 13; do +for rel in 12 13; do rsync -rlptDvHh --delay-updates $RSYNC_OPTS --exclude "repodata/*" \ $SOURCE/f$rel-updates-testing/ $DEST/testing/$rel/ &>/dev/null
Set the release to be End of Life in the PackageDB. Currently, that's done with the following db queries:
-- For the Package ACLs update collection set statuscode = 9 where name = 'Fedora' and version = '11'; -- For the Application Database select * from repos where shortname ~'^F-11-.*' and active = true; -- Check that only repositories for the EOL repo are listed. BEGIN; update repos set active = false where shortname ~ '^F-11-*' and active = true; -- Make sure the same number of records were modified as previous select COMMIT;
Source Control (CVS)
- Branches for new packages in CVS are not allowed for distribution X after the Fedora X+2 release. New builds are no longer allowed for EOL Fedora releases.
The AutoQA project maintains a config file (
repoinfo.conf) that describes available package repositories and their inheritance. When a Fedora release is EOL'd, the
repoinfo.conf file needs to be updated. Please file an autoqa ticket to modify the
repoinfo.conf file to remove pointers to the EOL'd release.
- Close all open bugs
- End of life process
- from FPL to f-announce-l
- on EOL date if at all possible
- link to previous reminder announcement
- Consider this EOL announcement from openoffice.org
- Note FAQ
Consider Before Running
- Resource contention in infrastructure, such as outages
- Extenuating circumstances for specific planned updates, if any