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Support For Fedora Releases

What does "support" mean?

When we talk about "support" for a Fedora release, we don't mean paid support with any kind of guarentee. Instead, we mean things like:

  • Assisting end users with questions on channels like #fedora on
  • Package maintainers responding to bugs on
  • Package maintainers building and testing security updates for packages.
  • Package maintainers building and testing other package updates.
  • Mirrors providing packages and updates.
  • Fedora infrastructure supporting build systems and package source and build tools.
  • Assisting end users with questions on the fedora mailing list.

What does it mean that a Fedora Release is "End of Life"?

  • None of the above items are provided anymore for that release.
  • Users of End of Life releases are urged to upgrade to a release that is still supported.
  • Community IRC support is available for EOL versions in #Fedora-EOL on freenode.

Q & A

  • Q: My current Fedora install is working fine, why should I upgrade?
  • A: If you need any of the above items. Especially security updates if you install is connected to the internet at all.

  • Q: My Fedora install is remotely hosted at a virtual server provider, so I can't upgrade it.
  • A: Please address your concerns to your hosting provider. They should allow you to upgrade to a supported release.

  • Q: I don't want all of the above, just a quick Answer or Security Update or bug fixed or newer package update on my End of Life release.
  • A: Sorry, fedora is a fast moving distribution. Please upgrade to a supported release. Some questions may be answered in #Fedora-EOL on Freenode.

  • Q: I don't want to keep upgrading all the time.


Current Fedora Releases

List of EOL announcements for previous releases