Versions[edit | edit source]

Red Hat Enterprise Version Upstream Source Kernel Version Launched End of Support
RHEL 2.1 Red Hat Linux 7.2 Kernel 2.4.9 March 26, 2002 May 31, 2009
RHEL 3 Red Hat Linux 10 Kernel 2.4.21 October 22, 2003 January 30, 2014
RHEL 4.0 - 4.9 Fedora Core 3 Kernel 2.6.9 February 15, 2005 March 31, 2017
RHEL 5.0 - 5.11 Fedora Core 6 Kernel 2.6.18 March 15, 2007 (5.0) November 30, 2020
RHEL 6.0 - 6.10 Fedora 12, 13 Kernel 2.6.32 November 10, 2010 (6.0) June 30, 2024
RHEL 7.0 - 7.8 Fedora 19, 20 Kernel 3.10 June 10, 2014 (7.0) TBD, Guessing 2027-2028?
RHEL 8.0 - 8.x Fedora 28 Kernel 4.18 May 7, 2019 (8.0) ?


Tasks[edit | edit source]

Enabling EPEL Repo[edit | edit source]

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) EPEL repository should be available via yum on most recent RHEL-based distributions and can be installed by running:

# yum install epel-release

On older distributions (such as RHEL 5 or RHEL 6), you may need to install the epel-release RPM manually:

# wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
# wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
# sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

See Also[edit | edit source]