UPDATE (May 9, 2022 09:15PM UTC): The work to capture Software Collection and Base Package separately under Red Hat has been completed. Please refer to the latest attachment (Red Hat SW Collection and Base Package Report.xlsx) to get the complete details on all Release ID's along with the lifecycle dates that have been updated in Technopedia
Red Hat components from “Base Package” vs. “Software Collection” to be captured differently in Technopedia
Customers should be prepared and take actions
Context: Red hat packages are available as either software collectionsor base package. The software collections allow users to concurrently install multiple versions of the same software components on their system. Currently, we have not differentiated these products in Technopedia.
This notification is to announce the intentionto differentiate Red Hat components as software collection and base package in product and release tables in Technopedia. To apply these changes, we will be implementing below changes in Technopedia:
New product will be added under Red Hat software collection with the prefix “rh- “ in the product name. Based on package version details in RHEL versions, we are creating releases along with lifecycle details for new products.
Old product name
End of Life
New product name will be created as this package version is supported in RHEL 7
Discovered evidence data with “rh-xxxx” will be re-mapped to the above software collection products.
We are going to differentiate the base packages by keeping their product names without any prefix.For the existing Technopedia products without this ‘rh-’ prefix in the name field, we are going to classify them as base package and will update their EOL dates in the way as mentioned below.
Based on the discovered evidence data, we are going to capture version details as below,
The versions and EOL for these base packages will be captured in Technopedia as follows:
Following EOL for RHEL 6
Following EOL for RHEL 7
Discovered evidence data will be mapped based on above scenarios.
This change will impact customers who rely on Technopedia Product ID/Release ID & Names and discovered previously mapped data to these packages. They will be reviewed and updated.
The attached excel file "RedHat_ProposedChanges.xlsx” provides an example of proposed changes.
Customers should expect these changes on April 1st 2022.Completed on May 9, 2022.