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Extended life cycle support exclusions

For more information about the Extended Update Support (ELS) Add-On and its supportability, please refer to the following Knowledgebase articles:
FAQ: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On
FAQ: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reaches End of Production Phase and Transitions to Extended Life Phase

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

The following packages including all their sub-packages are excluded from the RHEL 3 ELS coverage, which means that Red Hat will not update them or fix customer reported defects:

  • a2ps
  • alchemist
  • alchemist-devel
  • arts
  • arts-devel
  • at-spi
  • at-spi-devel
  • bug-buddy
  • cdparanoia
  • cdparanoia-devel
  • cdparanoia-libs
  • cdrecord
  • cdrecord-devel
  • cipe
  • clumanager
  • control-center
  • cups
  • cups-devel
  • cups-libs
  • desktop-printing
  • docbook-utils
  • docbook-utils-pdf
  • dvdrecord
  • dvd+rw-tools
  • eel2
  • eel2-devel
  • elinks
  • eog
  • ethereal
  • ethereal-gnome
  • evolution
  • evolution-connector
  • evolution-devel
  • file-roller
  • firstboot
  • fontilus
  • gail
  • gail-devel
  • GConf2
  • GConf2-devel
  • gconf-editor
  • gd
  • gd-devel
  • gdk-pixbuf
  • gdk-pixbuf-devel
  • gdk-pixbuf-gnome
  • gdm
  • gd-progs
  • gedit
  • GFS-kernel
  • GFS2-kernel
  • gftp
  • ggv
  • gimp
  • gimp-data-extras
  • gimp-devel
  • gimp-perl
  • gimp-print
  • gimp-print-cups
  • gimp-print-devel
  • gimp-print-plugin
  • gimp-print-utils
  • glade2
  • gnome-applets
  • gnome-audio
  • gnome-audio-extra
  • gnome-desktop
  • gnome-desktop-devel
  • gnome-games
  • gnome-icon-theme
  • gnome-libs
  • gnome-libs-devel
  • gnome-media
  • gnomemeeting
  • gnome-mime-data
  • gnome-panel
  • gnome-pilot
  • gnome-pilot-devel
  • gnome-python2
  • gnome-python2-applet
  • gnome-python2-bonobo
  • gnome-python2-canvas
  • gnome-python2-gconf
  • gnome-python2-gnomevfs
  • gnome-python2-gtkhtml2
  • gnome-python2-nautilus
  • gnome-session
  • gnome-spell
  • gnome-system-monitor
  • gnome-terminal
  • gnome-themes
  • gnome-user-docs
  • gnome-utils
  • gnome-vfs2
  • gnome-vfs2-devel
  • gnome-vfs2-extras
  • gphoto2
  • gphoto2-devel
  • gstreamer
  • gstreamer-devel
  • gstreamer-plugins
  • gstreamer-plugins-devel
  • gstreamer-tools
  • gtkhtml2
  • gtkhtml2-devel
  • gtkhtml3
  • gtkhtml3-devel
  • h2ps
  • hpoj
  • hpoj-devel
  • htmlview
  • hwbrowser
  • ImageMagick
  • ImageMagick-c++
  • ImageMagick-c++-devel
  • ImageMagick-devel
  • ImageMagick-perl
  • ipvsadm
  • kdeaddons
  • kdeartwork
  • kdebase
  • kdebase-devel
  • kdegames
  • kdegames-devel
  • kdegraphics
  • kdegraphics-devel
  • kde-i18n-Afrikaans
  • kde-i18n-Brazil
  • kde-i18n-British
  • kde-i18n-Catalan
  • kde-i18n-Chinese
  • kde-i18n-Chinese-Big5
  • kde-i18n-Czech
  • kde-i18n-Danish
  • kde-i18n-Dutch
  • kde-i18n-Estonian
  • kde-i18n-Finnish
  • kde-i18n-French
  • kde-i18n-German
  • kde-i18n-Greek
  • kde-i18n-Hebrew
  • kde-i18n-Hungarian
  • kde-i18n-Icelandic
  • kde-i18n-Italian
  • kde-i18n-Japanese
  • kde-i18n-Korean
  • kde-i18n-Norwegian
  • kde-i18n-Norwegian-Nynorsk
  • kde-i18n-Polish
  • kde-i18n-Portuguese
  • kde-i18n-Romanian
  • kde-i18n-Russian
  • kde-i18n-Serbian
  • kde-i18n-Slovak
  • kde-i18n-Slovenian
  • kde-i18n-Spanish
  • kde-i18n-Swedish
  • kde-i18n-Turkish
  • kde-i18n-Ukrainian
  • kdelibs
  • kdelibs-devel
  • kdemultimedia
  • kdemultimedia-devel
  • kdenetwork
  • kdenetwork-devel
  • kdepim
  • kdepim-devel
  • kdesdk
  • kdesdk-devel
  • kdeutils
  • kdeutils-devel
  • kdevelop
  • kdoc
  • libart_lgpl
  • libart_lgpl-devel
  • libbonobo
  • libbonobo-devel
  • libbonoboui
  • libbonoboui-devel
  • libgail-gnome
  • libgal2
  • libgal2-devel
  • libglade
  • libglade2
  • libglade2-devel
  • libglade-devel
  • libgnome
  • libgnomecanvas
  • libgnomecanvas-devel
  • libgnome-devel
  • libgnomeprint22
  • libgnomeprint22-devel
  • libgnomeprintui22
  • libgnomeprintui22-devel
  • libgnomeui
  • libgnomeui-devel
  • librsvg2
  • librsvg2-devel
  • magicdev
  • mkisofs
  • mrproject
  • mrtg
  • nautilus
  • nautilus-cd-burner
  • nautilus-media
  • openoffice.org
  • openoffice.org-i18n
  • openoffice.org-libs
  • pidgin
  • pilot-link
  • pilot-link-devel
  • printman
  • pstack
  • rdesktop
  • redhat-config-bind
  • redhat-config-cluster
  • redhat-config-httpd
  • redhat-config-netboot
  • redhat-config-network
  • redhat-config-network-tui
  • redhat-config-packages
  • redhat-config-printer
  • redhat-config-printer-gui
  • redhat-config-samba
  • redhat-config-services
  • redhat-logviewer
  • redhat-switch-mail-gnome
  • rhn-applet
  • samba
  • samba-client
  • samba-common
  • samba-swat
  • sane-backends
  • sane-backends-devel
  • sane-frontends
  • seamonkey
  • seamonkey-chat
  • seamonkey-devel
  • seamonkey-dom-inspector
  • seamonkey-js-debugger
  • seamonkey-mail
  • seamonkey-nspr
  • seamonkey-nspr-devel
  • seamonkey-nss
  • seamonkey-nss-devel
  • squirrelmail
  • up2date-gnome
  • wireless-tools
  • wireshark
  • wireshark-gnome
  • xchat
  • xfig
  • xmms
  • xmms-devel
  • xmms-skins
  • xpdf
  • xsane
  • xsane-gimp
  • yelp

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

The following packages including all their sub-packages are excluded from the RHEL 4 ELS coverage, which means that Red Hat will not update them or fix customer reported defects:

  • a2ps
  • alchemist
  • alchemist-devel
  • arts
  • arts-devel
  • at-spi
  • at-spi-devel
  • bitstream-vera-fonts
  • bluez-bluefw
  • bluez-hcidump
  • bluez-libs
  • bluez-libs-devel
  • bluez-pin
  • bluez-utils
  • bluez-utils-cups
  • bug-buddy
  • ccs
  • cdda2wav
  • cdparanoia
  • cdparanoia-devel
  • cdparanoia-libs
  • cdrecord
  • cdrecord-devel
  • clumanager
  • clustermon
  • cman
  • cman-kernel
  • cmirror
  • cmirror-kernel
  • conga
  • control-center
  • csnap
  • cups
  • cups-devel
  • cups-libs
  • dasher
  • desktop-printing
  • devhelp
  • devhelp-devel
  • dia
  • dialog
  • dlm
  • dlm-kernel
  • doc
  • docbook-utils
  • docbook-utils-pdf
  • dvd+rw-tools
  • ecj
  • eel2
  • eel2-devel
  • elinks
  • eog
  • evolution
  • evolution28
  • evolution28-atk
  • evolution28-atk-devel
  • evolution28-cairo
  • evolution28-cairo-devel
  • evolution28-devel
  • evolution28-evolution-connector
  • evolution28-evolution-data-server
  • evolution28-evolution-data-server-devel
  • evolution28-glib2
  • evolution28-glib2-devel
  • evolution28-gtk2
  • evolution28-gtk2-devel
  • evolution28-gtkhtml3
  • evolution28-gtkhtml3-devel
  • evolution28-libsoup
  • evolution28-libsoup-devel
  • evolution28-pango
  • evolution28-pango-devel
  • evolution-connector
  • evolution-data-server
  • evolution-data-server-devel
  • evolution-devel
  • evolution-webcal
  • fence
  • file-roller
  • finch
  • finch-devel
  • firefox
  • firstboot
  • gail
  • gail-devel
  • GConf2
  • GConf2-devel
  • gconf-editor
  • gd
  • gd-devel
  • gdk-pixbuf
  • gdk-pixbuf-devel
  • gdm
  • gd-progs
  • gedit
  • gedit-devel
  • gfs
  • GFS-kernel
  • gftp
  • ggv
  • gimp
  • gimp-data-extras
  • gimp-devel
  • gimp-gap
  • gimp-help
  • gimp-print
  • gimp-print-cups
  • gimp-print-devel
  • gimp-print-plugin
  • gimp-print-utils
  • glade2
  • gnbd
  • gnbd-kernel
  • gnome-applets
  • gnome-audio
  • gnome-audio-extra
  • gnome-desktop
  • gnome-desktop-devel
  • gnome-games
  • gnome-icon-theme
  • gnome-libs
  • gnome-libs-devel
  • gnome-mag
  • gnome-mag-devel
  • gnome-media
  • gnomemeeting
  • gnome-mime-data
  • gnome-netstatus
  • gnome-nettool
  • gnome-panel
  • gnome-panel-devel
  • gnome-pilot
  • gnome-pilot-conduits
  • gnome-pilot-devel
  • gnome-python2
  • gnome-python2-applet
  • gnome-python2-bonobo
  • gnome-python2-canvas
  • gnome-python2-gconf
  • gnome-python2-gnomeprint
  • gnome-python2-gnomevfs
  • gnome-python2-gtkhtml2
  • gnome-python2-nautilus
  • gnome-session
  • gnome-speech
  • gnome-speech-devel
  • gnome-spell
  • gnome-system-monitor
  • gnome-terminal
  • gnome-themes
  • gnome-user-docs
  • gnome-utils
  • gnome-vfs2
  • gnome-vfs2-devel
  • gnome-vfs2-smb
  • gnome-volume-manager
  • gnopernicus
  • gok
  • gok-devel
  • gpdf
  • gphoto2
  • gphoto2-devel
  • gstreamer
  • gstreamer-devel
  • gstreamer-plugins
  • gstreamer-plugins-devel
  • gstreamer-tools
  • gthumb
  • gtk+
  • gtk+-devel
  • gtk-doc
  • gtkhtml2
  • gtkhtml2-devel
  • gtkhtml3
  • gtkhtml3-devel
  • gtksourceview
  • gtksourceview-devel
  • gtkspell
  • gtkspell-devel
  • gulm
  • h2ps
  • hal-cups-utils
  • hal-gnome
  • HelixPlayer
  • hpoj
  • hpoj-devel
  • htmlview
  • hwbrowser
  • ImageMagick
  • ImageMagick-c++
  • ImageMagick-c++-devel
  • ImageMagick-devel
  • ImageMagick-perl
  • ipvsadm
  • java-1.4.2-gcj-compat
  • java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel
  • k3b
  • kdeaddons
  • kdeaddons-atlantikdesigner
  • kdeaddons-xmms
  • kdeadmin
  • kdeartwork
  • kdeartwork-icons
  • kdebase
  • kdebase-devel
  • kdegames
  • kdegames-devel
  • kdegraphics
  • kdegraphics-devel
  • kde-i18n-Bengali
  • kde-i18n-Brazil
  • kde-i18n-British
  • kde-i18n-Bulgarian
  • kde-i18n-Catalan
  • kde-i18n-Chinese
  • kde-i18n-Chinese-Big5
  • kde-i18n-Czech
  • kde-i18n-Danish

In addition, the contents of the Extras channel is excluded.

  • kde-i18n-Dutch
  • kde-i18n-Estonian
  • kde-i18n-Finnish
  • kde-i18n-French
  • kde-i18n-German
  • kde-i18n-Greek
  • kde-i18n-Hebrew
  • kde-i18n-Hindi
  • kde-i18n-Hungarian
  • kde-i18n-Icelandic
  • kde-i18n-Italian
  • kde-i18n-Japanese
  • kde-i18n-Norwegian
  • kde-i18n-Norwegian-Nynorsk
  • kde-i18n-Polish
  • kde-i18n-Portuguese
  • kde-i18n-Punjabi
  • kde-i18n-Romanian
  • kde-i18n-Russian
  • kde-i18n-Serbian
  • kde-i18n-Slovak
  • kde-i18n-Slovenian
  • kde-i18n-Spanish
  • kde-i18n-Swedish
  • kde-i18n-Tamil
  • kde-i18n-Turkish
  • kde-i18n-Ukrainian
  • kdelibs
  • kdelibs-devel
  • kdemultimedia
  • kdemultimedia-devel
  • kdenetwork
  • kdenetwork-devel
  • kdenetwork-nowlistening
  • kdepim
  • kdepim-devel
  • kdesdk
  • kdesdk-devel
  • kdeutils
  • kdeutils-devel
  • kdevelop
  • libart_lgpl
  • libart_lgpl-devel
  • libbonobo
  • libbonobo-devel
  • libbonoboui
  • libbonoboui-devel
  • libcroco-devel
  • libgail-gnome
  • libgal2
  • libgal2-devel
  • libgcj
  • libgcj4
  • libglade2
  • libglade2-devel
  • libgnome
  • libgnomecanvas
  • libgnomecanvas-devel
  • libgnomecups
  • libgnomecups-devel
  • libgnome-devel
  • libgnomeprint22
  • libgnomeprint22-devel
  • libgnomeprintui22
  • libgnomeprintui22-devel
  • libgnomeui
  • libgnomeui-devel
  • libgsf-devel
  • libpurple
  • libpurple-devel
  • libpurple-perl
  • libpurple-tcl
  • librsvg2
  • librsvg2-devel
  • libsane-hpoj
  • libwmf
  • libwmf-devel
  • lvm2-cluster
  • mkisofs
  • magma
  • magma-plugins
  • mrtg
  • nautilus
  • nautilus-cd-burner
  • nautilus-cd-burner-devel
  • nautilus-media
  • NetworkManager
  • NetworkManager-gnome
  • openh323
  • openh323-devel
  • openoffice.org
  • openoffice.org2-base
  • openoffice.org2-calc
  • openoffice.org2-core
  • openoffice.org2-draw
  • openoffice.org2-emailmerge
  • openoffice.org2-graphicfilter
  • openoffice.org2-impress
  • openoffice.org2-javafilter
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-af_ZA
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ar
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-bg_BG
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-bn
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ca_ES
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-cs_CZ
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-cy_GB
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-da_DK
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-de
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-el_GR
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-es
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-et_EE
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-eu_ES
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-fi_FI
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-fr
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ga_IE
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-gl_ES
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-gu_IN
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-he_IL
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-hi_IN
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-hr_HR
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-hu_HU
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-it
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ja_JP
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ko_KR
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-lt_LT
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ms_MY
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-nb_NO
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-nl
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-nn_NO
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-pa_IN
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-pl_PL
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-pt_BR
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-pt_PT
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ru
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-sk_SK
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-sl_SI
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-sr_CS
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-sv
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-ta_IN
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-th_TH
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-tr_TR
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-zh_CN
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-zh_TW
  • openoffice.org2-langpack-zu_ZA
  • openoffice.org2-math
  • openoffice.org2-pyuno
  • openoffice.org2-testtools
  • openoffice.org2-writer
  • openoffice.org2-xsltfilter
  • openoffice.org-i18n
  • openoffice.org-kde
  • openoffice.org-libs
  • pidgin
  • pidgin-devel
  • pidgin-perl
  • pilot-link
  • pilot-link-devel
  • pinfo
  • piranha
  • planner
  • pstack
  • rdesktop
  • redhat-config-cluster
  • rgmanager
  • rh-cs-en
  • rh-gfsg
  • rhn-applet
  • rhythmbox
  • sane-backends
  • sane-backends-devel
  • sane-frontends
  • seamonkey
  • seamonkey-chat
  • seamonkey-devel
  • seamonkey-dom-inspector
  • seamonkey-js-debugger
  • seamonkey-mail
  • setools-gui
  • sound-juicer
  • speex
  • speex-devel
  • squirrelmail
  • system-config-date
  • system-config-httpd
  • system-config-lvm
  • system-config-netboot
  • system-config-netboot-cmd
  • system-config-network
  • system-config-network-tui
  • system-config-nfs
  • system-config-packages
  • system-config-printer
  • system-config-printer-gui
  • system-config-samba
  • system-config-services
  • system-config-users
  • system-logviewer
  • system-switch-im
  • system-switch-mail-gnome
  • tsclient
  • thunderbird
  • up2date-gnome
  • vino
  • wireless-tools
  • wireshark
  • wireshark-gnome
  • xcdroast
  • xchat
  • xfig
  • xmms
  • xmms-devel
  • xmms-skins
  • xojpanel
  • xpdf
  • xsane
  • xsane-gimp
  • xscreensaver
  • yelp