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Extented CentOS updates

Offline groyk

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Extented CentOS updates
« on: June 15, 2024, 05:19:22 PM »
Does anyone plan to buy extended centOS 7 support through TuxCare or similar service.

I am hoping to be able to continue on PHP 5 for an intranet system

Offline ReetP

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Re: Extented CentOS updates
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2024, 12:07:09 PM »
Does anyone plan to buy extended centOS 7 support through TuxCare or similar service.

Me personally no.

I have no ideas about others.

If you do please let us know about your experiences.


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I am hoping to be able to continue on PHP 5 for an intranet system

You aren't going to like me saying it but.....

Some things you just need to get over, and PHP 5 is one of them.

If you don't face up to reality today you will have to some time fairly soon.

You should have already planned your migration to newer versions already.

You are delaying the inevitable. Even on extended support its life will end before too long, so you are better biting the bullet and moving ASAP.

We have supported PHP 7.x and PHP 8.x for some long time to help people migrate because we have all known for 10 years this time would come.

You should be ready.

Remember also - you may buy support for the underlying CentOS itself, but there will be no support for anything SME related beyond assistance with upgrading.

Sad news, but no less true.

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1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions of software
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

Offline groyk

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Re: Extented CentOS updates
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 02:32:49 PM »
Regarding migrating.

I know i have to accept the fact, that php5 is dead. Hovever i need 1 maybe 2 years full time recording our intranet site ☹️. Time i don't have.

Hovever as you tell me. I have to do it sooner or later 😐.

Think i wont buy extended support. Instead i isolate the service and start coding.

Offline ReetP

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Re: Extented CentOS updates
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 03:00:24 PM »
Time i don't have.

You have had 10 years since C7 was launched :-)

We have had versions of PHP 7.x and 8.x available for you for a long time.

We had PHP 7.x on SME v9 before that.

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Hovever as you tell me. I have to do it sooner or later 😐.

Unfortunately, yup!

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Think i wont buy extended support. Instead i isolate the service and start coding.

I would. It is the sensible decision.

Otherwise you will put it off until.... When? PHP 9, 10, 11 ? Each one harder to migrate too. Bite the bullet and use 8.3+

I am no fan of continual upgrades, but that's life!
...
1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions of software
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

Offline Fumetto

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Re: Extented CentOS updates
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2024, 03:51:57 PM »
Quote from: ReetP
I am no fan of continual upgrades, but that's life!
For a while now, because of this, I've been thinking more and more often "what a shitty life"... in English it doesn't "pay" well... :-P

In Italy we've a clip... https_://www.you_tube.com/watch?v=ZxpHUCAbQpI ... :-D