[scl.org] Python "latest" SCLo

Brian Gollaher bgollahe at redhat.com
Thu Jun 29 15:49:38 UTC 2017

Hi Dan.  May I ask a question?  Is your security team looking for a fix 
to a specific security problem or CVE or are they asking that you run 
the latest version as a rule?


On 06/29/2017 11:24 AM, Davis, Daniel (NIH/NLM) [C] wrote:
> I’ve been lurking on this list for a while, and I wanted to bring 
> myself up to date.   I noticed some talk of a community SCL for a 
> “latest” Python, which would be a non-patched pure build of Python 
> that is kept up-to-date by the community. Where is that at?   Who is 
> leading it?   How can I help?
> For background, we’ve used rh-python34 for some time, but our security 
> team recently dinged us for sticking with Python 3.4.2, and my DevOps 
> team (who have less time due to tickets), just recompiled Python 3.4.6 
> blind to get past the security problem.   I would have argued we 
> should move to rh-python35, but that would eventually suffer the same 
> problem.   What we need is a distribution that keeps up to date, but 
> is still distributed as an rpm.
> Thanks,
> Dan Davis, Systems/Applications Architect (Contractor),
> Office of Computer and Communications Systems,
> National Library of Medicine, NIH
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