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Re: [scl.org] Is Software Collections abandoned?




On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 07:14, Jan Staněk <jstanek redhat com <mailto:jstanek redhat com>> wrote:
    Hi all,
    currently, I'm not aware of any collections planned for CentOS 8;
    modularity/AppStream is the prefferred way forward.


Le 11/05/2021 à 14:12, Stephen John Smoogen a écrit :

So Red Hat does and does not seem to support collections on RHEL-8. The CentOS Stream of 8 ships with two software collections gcc-toolset-9 and gcc-toolset-10 which are newer gcc collections than the base one.


"scl-utils" is still available in RHEL-8 (and CentOS-8)

So, it is possible to build Software collections

For ex, I'm used to build PHP 5.6 to 8.0 as SCL for RHEL-8 [1]


But, indeed, GCC 9 and 10 are the only ones maintained by RH
and modularity is the new way (for now) to provides new
versions of applications / languages.


Notice: but scl-utils in Fedora is broken and doesn't work anymore


Remi



[1] as I think SCL, allowing multiple versions to be installed
simultaneously, is a great feature, very valuable for dev



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