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Red Hat components from “Base Package” vs. “Software Collection” to be captured differently in Technopedia

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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

Change Title 

Red Hat components from “Base Package” vs. “Software Collection” to be captured differently in Technopedia 

Class 1 

Customers should be prepared and take actions 

 

 

 

 

Change Summary 

Context: Red hat packages are available as either software collections or 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 intention to 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: 

 

Software Collections: 

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. 

Examples: 

Manufacturer  

Old product name 

New Product Name  

Version  

End of Life 

Notes  

Red Hat  

ruby 

rh-Ruby  

2.4  

Apr 2020  

 

Red Hat  

ruby 

rh-Ruby 

2.6  

May 2022  

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. 

 

Base Packages: 

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,

Examples:  

ruby-2.0.0.648-38.el7.x86_64 

ruby-1.8.7.352-3.el6.x86_64 

 

The versions and EOL for these base packages will be captured in Technopedia as follows: 

 

Manufacturer  

Product Name  

Version  

EOL  

Notes  

Red Hat  

ruby  

1.8 

11/30/2020  

Following EOL for RHEL 6  

Red Hat 

ruby 

2.0 

6/30/2024 

Following EOL for RHEL 7  

 

Discovered evidence data will be mapped based on above scenarios. 

Impact 

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.  

When 

Customers should expect these changes on April 1st 2022.  Completed on May 9, 2022.