[scl.org] 2 questions on software collections

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Tue Jan 5 16:00:48 UTC 2016

On 01/04/2016 02:22 PM, Langdon White wrote:

>> 2nd: how do I switch permanently to the version of the sotfware
>> collection for a user? If I run
>> $ scl enable rh-perl520 bash
>> after logging off and on I get back to system perl version. Adding
>> that line to ~/.bash_profile seems to do the trick. Is this the
>> correct way to do it?
> I wrote a quick blog post about this some time back. I think this is
> still something we would like to see a better solution(s) for.
> http://developerblog.redhat.com/2014/03/19/permanently-enable-a-software-collection/

It would be interesting to see if it's possible to easily expand the
scope of the alternatives framework to include scls. This way admins
could take what they already use for java and use it to manage scl
version choices as well.

Jim Perrin
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