Updated versions of various software are available through the Redhat “Software Collections” system.
This provides newer versions of many components than are available with the base OS.
Some packages available in Software Collections 1.2 include:
Developer Toolset 3.0
gcc/g++/gfortran - GNU Compiler Collection - version 4.9.1
gdb - GNU Debugger - version 7.8
binutils - A GNU collection of binary utilities - version 2.24
elfutils A collection of utilities and DSOs to handle compiled objects - version 0.155
dwz - DWARF optimization and duplicate removal tool - version 0.11
systemtap - Programmable system-wide instrumentation system - version 2.5
valgrind - Tool for finding memory management bugs in programs - version 3.9
oprofile - System wide profiler - version 0.9.9
devassistant - can help you with creating and setting up basic projects in various languages - version 0.9.1
git - Fast Version Control System - version 1.9.4
httpd - Apache HTTP Server - version 2.4.6
maven - Java project management and project comprehension tool - version 3.0.5
mongodb - High-performance, schema-free document-oriented database - version 2.4.9
nginx - A high performance web server and reverse proxy server - version 1.6.1
php - Scripting language for creating dynamic web sites - versions 5.4.16 and 5.5.6
ruby - An interpreter of object-oriented scripting language - version 2.0.0
ror - Ruby on Rails - version 4.0
thermostat - A monitoring and serviceability tool for OpenJDK - version 1.0.4
And their Software Collections 2.0 contains further packages such as python 2.7 and 3.3
At the time of writing, we are distributing the following components:
Software Collections may not be available on all systems - for example, those systems “frozen” on a particular OS release for collaboration compatibility.
How to use
We are now importing any installed software collections into the environment modules system, so you can easily load or unload them, including in your login scripts.
Please consult our Environment Modules section for more information.
You can use the command
scl to find out what is installed, or to enable a particular collection.
> scl -l
> scl enable [collection1,collection2] bash
> scl enable php54 bash
> php --version
PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Oct 9 2013 18:11:47)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
Permanently enabling a collection