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CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 09:07:39
by siju.k.mathew
Hi,
Could anyone advise me how long I can get CentOS 7.7 patches? I want to remain in version 7.7 and don't wish to upgrade to centOS 7.8. please lead me to relevant information.

where can I get latest patches for CentOS 7.7 ?
how long it is likely to get patches for CentOS 7.7 ?

Thanks
Siju K Mathew

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 09:23:20
by TrevorH
There are no patches for CentOS 7.7 and will be no more ever. The patched version of 7.7 is 7.8.

There is no 7.7, there is only 7. And the current and only supported version of 7 is 7.8. You cannot remain on 7.7 and stay secure.

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 09:43:02
by siju.k.mathew
RHEL 7.7 has an option for EUS (Extended Update Support. So for RHEL 7.7 if you have EUS support option you can get patches until August 30, 2021.
my question was, if there is similar Extended Update Support for CentOS 7?

thanks for your answer,

Siju K Mathew

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 10:25:46
by stevemowbray
No. You need to pay for RHEL if you want that.

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 10:38:35
by siju.k.mathew
hi,
do we also get Extended Update Support for CentOS 7 if we pay?

thanks for your response
Siju K Mathew

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 11:27:32
by jlehtone
No, there is no EUS for CentOS.

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 13:58:30
by TrevorH
Red Hat make the source available for the current version. This is what CentOS rebuilds to produce CentOS linux. Red Hat do not make available the sources that are used for EUS RHEL versions so CentOS cannot rebuild those.

Why would you want to stick to an obsolete, out of date version anyway?

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/07/09 14:29:30
by siju.k.mathew
hi,
I am planning to upgrade to 7.8 but there are certain 3rd party apps that have not qualified it yet...
they may still work on CentOS 7.8 but have no third party vendor support on this OS version.

thanks

Siju K Mathew

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/09/09 23:33:00
by mctesy
I think it's time to migrate to latest centos 8 just to be sure but hoping there will be more patches in 7.

Re: CentOS 7.7 latest patches

Posted: 2020/09/10 10:12:59
by jlehtone
siju.k.mathew wrote:
2020/07/09 14:29:30
I am planning to upgrade to 7.8 but there are certain 3rd party apps that have not qualified it yet...
they may still work on CentOS 7.8 but have no third party vendor support on this OS version.
CentOS 7.8 was released April 2020.
If your vendor is serious about their CentOS support, then they must know that they must qualify 7.8 like months ago.
If your vendor lists CentOS just because they support RHEL, then they should clarify to their clients that they actually support only RHEL 7.7.

You should have a test platform, where you update CentOS 7 properly and verify that apps function.

mctesy wrote:
2020/09/09 23:33:00
I think it's time to migrate to latest centos 8 just to be sure but hoping there will be more patches in 7.
The 8 is most likely huge step compared to keeping 7 up to date. If OP's vendor does not bother with 7.8, why would they invest to 8.2 (and soon 8.3)?