[scl.org] How to migrate to CentOS builds

Dominic Cleal dominic at cleal.org
Wed Jan 6 13:39:34 UTC 2016

On 06/01/16 13:10, Honza Horak wrote:
> On 01/05/2016 10:16 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> On 5 January 2016 at 13:12, Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> https://www.softwarecollections.org/.../rhscl-<scl>-epel-7-x86_64.noarch.rpm
>> Is there a way to update that file to point to the new repository
>> layout. That way when people do an update they will get pointed to the
>> correct trees?
> That was basically the second solution, just purely described. What I 
> meant by "empty RPMs that would include centos-release-scl-rh package", 
> I basically meant: rhscl-<scl>-epel-7-x86_64.noarch.rpm package would 
> not include the repo file, but would include Requires: 
> centos-release-scl-rh. By updating the 
> rhscl-<scl>-epel-7-x86_64.noarch.rpm file, users would get proper trees.

This would only work on CentOS with Extras enabled though.  I'm a little
concerned about other rebuilds, e.g. Scientific or Oracle - would those
users even want to use CentOS builds?

Dominic Cleal
dominic at cleal.org

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