[scl.org] Bootstrapping devtoolset?

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Thu Dec 8 10:06:45 UTC 2016

On 12/06/2016 02:48 PM, Stefan Ring wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Java collections were typically bootstrapped by using older packages
>> from other collections or from RHEL. Specifically, rh-java-common was
>> built using maven30 RPMs and maven30 was built using RHEL 7 content.
>> CentOS bootstraps SCLs by using external repositories with prebuilt
>> RPMs, like this one:
>> http://cbs.centos.org/koji/externalrepoinfo?extrepoID=11
> Unfortunately I cannot see what’s inside this repository or some
> siblings I've tried (access denied). Does it basically contain the
> same packages as the final sclo repo or are there some hand-tweaked
> packages aimed at getting through a bootstrap?

I don't know, I don't have access either. Bug I guess these could be
RHSCL packages.

> I guess that bootstrapping was a manual process with lots of dirty
> hacks and workarounds ;). Is this a good impression of how it went?

Oh yes :) And it still required using pre-built binaries from older
releases or products.

Mikolaj Izdebski
Software Engineer, Red Hat
IRC: mizdebsk

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