[scl.org] Software collections on RHEL

Stuart Campbell campbellsi at ornl.gov
Tue Mar 15 14:39:51 UTC 2016

Hi Honza,
Just so you know that we have a RHEL license that doesn't allow/enable 
us to have access to the RHSCL channel.  So it would be useful to allow 
access to the centos packages.
Many Thanks

On 03/15/2016 08:32 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
> Hi Noah,
> thank you for reporting, the issue with wrong redirection link was 
> caused by mistake and we're already fixing the redirection, so the old 
> links will work again soon.
> Now, for the question about supported CentOS and RHSCL builds -- we're 
> now working on updating information for all the collections on 
> softwarecollections.org, so they all should soon say generally this:
>   For getting the CentOS builds you are expected to use:
>     yum install centos-release-scl-rh
>   For RHEL builds you are expected to use builds from Red Hat:
>     yum-config-manager --enable rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms
>   (this information is now added to 
> https://www.softwarecollections.org/en/scls/rhscl/python27/ and will 
> be soon added to other collections as well)
> If you have any use case to use CentOS builds from 
> softwarecollections.org on RHEL, I'd like to know it, since my 
> understanding is that every RHEL machine should be fine with using 
> packages from rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms channel.
> Thanks,
> Honza
> On 03/14/2016 10:54 PM, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:
>> So softwarecollections.org recently shuffled URLs, breaking all the 
>> repo package downloads 
>> (https://www.softwarecollections.org/en/scls/rhscl/python27/epel-7-x86_64/download/rhscl-python27-epel-7-x86_64.noarch.rpm 
>> -> 
>> https://www.softwarecollections.org/repos/rhscl/python27/epel-7-x86_64/noarch/rhscl-python27-epel-7-x86_64-1-2.noarch.rpm). 
>> On its own this is kind of super uncool, but deeper than that is that 
>> it seems the Correct™ way to get the repos installed is to use `yum 
>> install centos-release-scl-rh` now. As expected from the name, this 
>> doesn't work on RHEL as that package isn't available outside of 
>> CentOS's repos. Is softwarecollections.org dropping RHEL support? And 
>> if so, what's the RHEL-official way to get things like Python 3 or 
>> Ruby 2 on RHEL 6/7? I'm happy to fix the Chef cookbooks to work 
>> whatever way is deemed official, but it seems like the RHEL and 
>> CentOS SCL folks are operating on entirely different wavelengths. 
>> Should I use softwarecollections .org for Cen!
> tOS and th
> e older RedHat Software Collections for RHEL?
>> --Noah
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