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Re: Yum repos



On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 05:19:16PM +0000, Dave Cross wrote:
> 2008/12/15 Girish Venkatasubramanian <girishvs gmail com>:
> > Hello,
> > I have been using yum on FC5 (I know I should upgrade - but I don't
> > have that option - due to the specifications at work) without any
> > issues till about a couple of weeks ago. For the last couple of weeks,
> > every time I try to install something via yum I end up getting the
> > message "Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core"
> 
> Fedora releases are only supported for something like 18 months after
> they are released. You're really lucky that your yum repositories have
> kept running for as long as they have - and I'm surprised that
> anything new has appeared in them during the last year. I strongly
> suspect that you'll be missing a number of important security updates.

Fedora releases are supported for approximately one month after the
second following release.  In other words, Fedora 9 will be supported
until about one month after the release of Fedora 11.  This means the
expected lifetime of a release is around 13 months, give or take a
week or two.

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