Will Red Hat support Tomcat in RHEL beyond the upstream EOL?

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Issue

  • As per http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-55-eol.html upstream will stop supporting Tomcat 5.5 on 30 September 2012. Will Red Hat support Tomcat 5.5 rpm package in RHEL beyond this EOL?
  • As per http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-60-eol.html upstream will stop supporting Tomcat 6.0 on 31 December 2016. Will Red Hat support Tomcat 6.0 rpm package in RHEL beyond this EOL?
  • Is a newer version of Apache Tomcat greater than 5.5 available in RHEL 5?
  • Is a newer version of Apache Tomcat greater than 6.0 available in RHEL 6?
  • What is the life cycle for Apache Tomcat in RHEL?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
    • Tomcat 5.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
    • Tomcat 6.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
    • Tomcat 7.0

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