I found, that RedHat released RedHat Software Collections for RedHat EL
6, will this be sometimes available for CentOS too?
From: Filip Bartmann
I am not part of the CentOS team but, seeing “Beta” and “to customers and partners with select active … subscriptions.”, makes me wonder…
“Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta is available now for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to customers and partners with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation or developer-related subscriptions.”
I guess Filip was more referring to the software collection itself. I’m also very interested in builds for mysql-5.5, PostgreSQL-9.2 and especially in ruby-1.9.3.
There are some beta/candidate repositories at http://people.redhat.com/~hhorak/software-collections/ and http://people.redhat.com/bkabrda/
Does anyone have access to the sources? At least I could not find them on upstream’s ftp and would be happy to try rebuilding them.
Best regards Patrick
Atomic Corp  packages mysql-5-5, you can give them a try I have been using their repo for over a year, however I only use them for mysql and openvas-manager.
If you want mysql-5.5 please consider using IUS; it’s sane, it works with the base CentOS packages properly and it’s properly maintained.
Atomic should be avoided at all costs.
More information can be found by following the relevant links at:
In my eyes, none of them are an option as they do overwrite and replace base packages. The whole purpose of the mentioned software collections is, that do now affect the base packages and can be installed in parallel.
I had a look some weeks back and didnt find the sources on http://ftp.redhat.com – if someone does locate them, do tell – we can then try to build those for CentOS as well.