[scl.org] GDAL and the python scls

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Wed Mar 11 19:16:55 UTC 2015

On 03/09/2015 11:36 PM, Justin Dearing wrote:
> Slavek/Honza,
> Thank you both for your replies.
> My question is would the python27 and python33 SCLs accept an RPM with
> these packages. They are important enough for inclusion in base
> Redhat/centos/fedora, and not trivial to install (although a little
> easier assuming google leads you to my questions). That makes them
> obvious candidates for their own RPMs.

One important thing is that the set of packages included in the RHSCL is 
driven by customer requests, so the way to influence it is to contact 
the Red Hat Customer Support.

But there is another way to provide those packages and make them 
available -- a general collection that will *extend* the RHSCL's 
python27 or python33 collection (for example python27extra collection). 
This collection could be available as part of SCLo effort in CentOS -- 

However, we're still not ready there, so it is not possible to 
contribute right now. I expect people should be able to contribute in 
few weeks at latest. Please, stay tuned.

> The other question is would there be an RPM for the latest version of
> GDAL in these SCLs or would they be tied to the GDAL that ships with the
> redhat/centos/fedora release.

Are there any gdal packages in RHEL/CentOS actually? Didn't you mean EPEL?


> Justin
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com
> <mailto:hhorak at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     Based on the stackexchange.com <http://stackexchange.com> question,
>     it seems to me Justin only needs to get gdal module within python27
>     collection, installed by pip -- is that right, Justin?
>     Honza
>     On 03/09/2015 03:46 PM, Bohuslav Kabrda wrote:
>         ------------------------------__------------------------------__------------
>              Is there a more appropiate place to ask this question?
>         Hi Justin,
>         this is the appropriate place and I'm sorry I didn't reply to the
>         original mail, it probably got lost amongst bazillion others in
>         my inbox...
>         I have to admit I'm not sure what exactly you want to know. Is
>         your goal
>         to provide gdal build for python27 SCL? If so, I guess someone more
>         knowledgeable about CentOS processes will have to advise here.
>         Otherwise I'd like to ask you to rephrase the question, because I'm
>         unsure what exactly you want to achieve.
>         Thanks,
>         Slavek
>              On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Justin Dearing
>              <zippy1981 at gmail.com <mailto:zippy1981 at gmail.com>
>         <mailto:zippy1981 at gmail.com <mailto:zippy1981 at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>                  Hello,
>                  I went through a bit of trouble getting the gdal python
>         module
>                  working with python 2.7 on CentOS 6.6 as documented here:
>         http://unix.stackexchange.com/__questions/184310/installing-__gdal-python-package-inside-__python27-software-collection
>         <http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/184310/installing-gdal-python-package-inside-python27-software-collection>
>                  Which of the following RPMs should I make and submit to
>         make
>                  this easier for GIS python fun in Centos:
>                    * Updated gdal rpms for the current gdal C library
>         version for
>                      the python scls
>                    * rpms of the the python module gdal==1.9.2
>                    * updated gdal rpms of the gdal c lib and python module
>                  Justin
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