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Re: [scl.org] Bootstrapping devtoolset?

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 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:

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 accessible:

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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