[scl.org] How to migrate to CentOS builds

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Wed Jan 6 14:29:10 UTC 2016

On 01/06/2016 03:23 PM, Dominic Cleal wrote:
> On 06/01/16 14:17, Honza Horak wrote:
>> On 01/06/2016 02:39 PM, Dominic Cleal wrote:
>>> 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?
>> Well, if we speak about SCL packages available on centos mirrors, we
>> won't be able to maintain three copies anyway (one for RH users, one for
>> centos, one for other) and btw. at least Scientific has own rebuilds,
>> which I found just recently:
>> http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7rolling/testing/x86_64/scl/
>> If the comment was just about how to enable the CentOS repositories in
>> Scientific or Oracle, that is something different. That would mean we'd
>> have to have a package in some different place than CentOS Extras, but
>> with the same content as the package `centos-release-scl-rh`.
> Yes, I meant this latter part - if the rhscl-* release RPM gains a
> dependency on the CentOS SCLo release package then the package will only
> install on CentOS unless it's available to RHEL and its other rebuilds
> (perhaps add it to the scl.org repos).
> I think I'd prefer to see the repos remain but either prevent new
> downloads of the release file or affix a large warning to the web UI to
> ensure people realise it's unmaintained.

Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the warning and at least hiding 
the current repo file to prevent newcomers to use it would be probably 
the safest and also much easier way.


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