Questions about SCL during EPEL meeting (was: Anybody has something for agenda for Env-and-Stacks WG meeting today? (2014-09-09))

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Wed Sep 10 13:51:00 UTC 2014


On 09/09/2014 09:57 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
> I've quickly look at the EPEL meeting minutes from the last Friday, for
> anybody else interesting:
> http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/epel/2014-09-05/epel-weeklym-meeting-2014-09-05.2014-09-05-16.00.log.html

There were some ideas worth bringing to attention that I would try to 
react to:

16:43:25 <dgilmore> stahnma: not sure we can allow depending of software 
collections
(http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/epel/2014-09-05/epel-weeklym-meeting-2014-09-05.2014-09-05-16.00.log.html#l-174)

Just from a technical POV (not taken into account if we allow that in 
Fedora/EPEL/whereever) -- a common use case now is that if some package 
depends on some software collection, this package either is build in the 
same or in a depended software collection.

However, there are and will be cases where somebody would like to create 
a non-SCL RPM depended on a software collection, which is something not 
solved properly yet and the solution might be quite different from 
collection to collection.

16:47:43 <Evolution> smooge: where's the upstream for scls?
16:47:51 <Evolution> it's damned sure not softwarecollections.org
16:47:52 <smooge> softwarecollections.org I believe
16:48:07 <Evolution> it *should* be that, but it's not.
(http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/epel/2014-09-05/epel-weeklym-meeting-2014-09-05.2014-09-05-16.00.log.html#l-199)

For the tooling (scl-utils), the upstream is at
https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections

For the collections packages (packages with scl macros defined) the 
upstream indeed is supposed to be at softwarecollections.org but I must 
admit we are not there yet (it's quite fresh project) -- there are still 
pieces missing like RPM sources in git, bug tracking or active 
development ahead of already released RHSCL.

But there is definitely not any other upstream url.

Cheers,
Honza


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