[scl.org] Why you will hear CentOS here more

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Wed Nov 5 16:16:26 UTC 2014

On 10/31/2014 03:03 PM, Will Yardley wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 05:29:57PM +0100, Honza Horak wrote:
>> Stay tuned for details, express your feelings about this change or 
>> suggest us some other things missing on softwarecollections.org.
> I think there should be an easier way to include stuff from SCL in
> $PATH. Right now, it's pretty easy to source /opt/rh/foo/enable in
> /etc/profile.d for bourne-compatible shell users, but it should at least
> include a csh compatible equivalent, and ideally, a simple way to set
> the default version of something.

Adding a csh equivalent is a valid feature request and probably
something that can be addressed.

> Alternately, I think it would be preferable to do something like
> what 'modules' (http://modules.sourceforge.net/) does, where you can do
> 'module load foo/1.3'.
> The current strategy of running 'scl enable foo ...' or 'scl enable foo
> bash' is a huge pain, and also becomes a much bigger hassle when using
> multiple collections.

Once we've got the sources in place for community contribution, patches
to add or address this would be welcomed.

Jim Perrin
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