[scl.org] Software collections on RHEL

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Tue Mar 15 15:11:30 UTC 2016

Oh, I wasn't aware there are RHEL subscriptions without access to RHSCL 
packages. But in case you don't have access to RHSCL channel, it is 
possible to install the CentOS repos with SCLs by following steps in: 

Please, let me know whether this will work for you.


On 03/15/2016 03:39 PM, Stuart Campbell wrote:
> 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
> Stuart
> 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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