[scl.org] Software collections on RHEL

Stuart Campbell campbellsi at ornl.gov
Tue Mar 15 15:13:29 UTC 2016

Yes I think that this should work ok.

On 03/15/2016 11:11 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
> 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: 
> https://github.com/sclorg/centos-release-scl#how-to-install-sclo-packages-on-rhel-systems
> Please, let me know whether this will work for you.
> Thanks,
> Honza
> 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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