[scl.org] Announcing release for Apache HTTP Server 2.4 on CentOS Linux 6 and 7 x86_64 SCL

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Wed Dec 23 13:45:05 UTC 2015


I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 2.4 of 
the Apache HTTP Server on CentOS Linux 6 and 7 x86_64, delivered via a 
Software Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo Special Interest Group 
(https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo).

QuickStart
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You can get started in three easy steps:
   $ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
   $ sudo yum install httpd24-httpd
   $ scl enable httpd24 bash

At this point you should be able to use httpd just as a normal 
application. An examples of commands run might be:
   $ service httpd24-httpd start
   $ httpd -h

In order to view the individual components included in this collection, 
including additional subpackages, you can run:
   $ sudo yum list httpd24\*

About Software Collections
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Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use 
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting 
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group 
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection 
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.

The collection httpd24 delivers version 2.4 of the Apache HTTP server 
(with a daemon called httpd24-httpd) and related server modules, like 
mode_ldap, mod_ssl, mod_auth_kerb and others.

For more on the Apatch HTTP, see https://httpd.apache.org.

The SCLo SIG in CentOS
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The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group 
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate 
a reference set of collections. In addition to the Apache HTTP Server 
collection being released here, we also build and deliver other 
databases, web servers, and language stacks including multiple versions 
of PostgreSQL, MariaDB, NodeJS, Ruby, Python and others.

Software Collections SIG release was announced at 
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-October/021446.html

You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at: 
http://softwarecollections.org
You can find information on the SIG at 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto 
get involved and help with the effort.

We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref: 
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum 
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started 
with SCL's in CentOS.

Enjoy!

Honza
SCLo SIG member




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