[scl.org] Bootstrapping devtoolset?

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Thu Dec 8 12:33:19 UTC 2016

On 12/08/2016 11:06 AM, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
> 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.

It used copr builds for bootstrapping (rebuilt twice in cbs to get rid 
of any external consequences). The packages should be probably still 

But since we now have centos builds, I don't see reason to not use those 
for bootstrapping.


>> 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.

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