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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.


Set date

  • FESCo responsibility
    • Should follow guidelines of maintenance schedule
    • Take into account any infrastructure or other supporting project resource contention

Reminder announcement

  • from FESCo chair to f-devel-announce, f-announce-l, including
    • date of last update push (if needed)
    • date of actual EOL

Koji tasks

Bodhi tasks


Set the release to be End of Life in the PackageDB. Currently, that's done with the following db query:

update collection set statuscode = 9 where name = 'Fedora' and version = '11'; 

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.

Bugzappers Tasks

Docs tasks

  • any?

Final announcement

  • from FPL to f-announce-l
    • on EOL date if at all possible
    • link to previous reminder announcement

Announcement content


Consider Before Running

  • Resource contention in infrastructure, such as outages
  • Extenuating circumstances for specific planned updates, if any
  • ot