Repository availability and security updates for version 11

Jerry jerry at
Wed Mar 17 23:01:06 UTC 2021

On Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:52:56 +0000, Matthew Seaman stated:
>On 17/03/2021 11:26, Guy Noir wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am working with a team to upgrade our infrastructure to version 12,
>> however I have a few questions about the EoL event in September for
>> version 11:  
>>     1. How long after September 2020 will the version 11 repository
>> remain available?  
>It will probably be removed from the main download servers fairly soon 
>after 11.x EoL.  However you will still be able to use 
> which will have copies of 11.x available 
>>     2. Does the FreeBSD team continue to provide security updates for
>>     version 11 after the EoL in September?  
>No.  If it isn't obvious, 'EoL' means no more support for that version.
>Remember the ports will cease to support 11.x at the same time. That 
>often means a small flood of changes will be implemented that had been 
>held back because of incompatibility with 11.x.  So don't count on
>being able to update any applications with known security problems
>after the EoL either.  It might work, or it might not: no guarrantees.

Well Matthew, since the inception of version 12, bug has existed
unsquashed and with the end of support for 11.x in the ports
system, I guess I and others in the same boat had better start
investigation other OSs.

Thanks for the heads-up.


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