Software Collections

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For certain applications, more recent versions of some software components are often needed in order to use their latest new features. Software Collections provides a set of dynamic programming languages, database servers, and various related packages that are either more recent than their equivalent versions included in the base SME Server 9.x system.


One must enable the scl repository. See the Software Collections scl repository page on how to enable this repository.

After enabling the scl repo, the scl packages can be installed by issueing the following command:

yum install scl-utils scl-utils-build --enablerepo=scl

Installation of a collection

To get an overview of the available collections you can use the following command:

yum list available \* --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=scl

and to install a collection: (example)

 yum install mariadb55 --enablerepo=scl

An overview of installed collections one can use:

scl -l

All collections will be installed in:


as defined by: