[scl.org] 2 questions on software collections

Langdon White langdon at redhat.com
Tue Jan 5 16:22:34 UTC 2016

On 01/05/2016 11:00 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
> 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.

Yeah.. I have thought about that a bunch too.. but haven't had a chance 
to look at it...

I know some people have had success with mucking about using environment 
modules (IIRC the name), ncoghlan comes to mind....


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