Red Hat Developer Toolset 1.1

Software Collections Guide

A guide to Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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The Software Collections Guide provides an explanation of Software Collections and details how to build and package them. Developers and system administrators who have a basic understanding of software packaging with RPM packages, but who are new to the concept of Software Collections, can use this Guide to get started with Software Collections.
1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. Getting Help and Giving Feedback
2.1. Do You Need Help?
2.2. We Need Feedback!
3. Acknowledgments
1. Introducing Software Collections
1.1. Why Package Software with RPM?
1.2. What Are Software Collections?
1.3. Enabling Support for Software Collections
1.4. The File System Hierarchy
1.5. Software Collection Scriptlets
1.6. Package Layout
1.6.1. Meta Package
1.6.2. Packages in the Software Collection Namespace
1.7. Enabling a Software Collection
1.7.1. Running an Application Directly
1.7.2. Running a Shell with Multiple Software Collections Enabled
1.7.3. Running Commands Stored in a File
2. Packaging Software Collections
2.1. Building a Software Collection Locally
2.2. Software Collection Macros
2.2.1. Macros Specific to a Software Collection
2.2.2. Macros Not Specific to a Software Collection
2.3. Converting a Conventional Spec File
2.4. Using a Software Collection in Your Application
2.5. Installing a Software Collection
2.6. Listing Installed Software Collections
2.7. Software Collection Initscript Support
2.8. Software Collection Library Support
2.8.1. Using a Library Outside of the Software Collection
2.8.2. Prefixing the Library Major soname with the Software Collection Name
2.9. Software Collection .pc Files Support
2.10. Software Collection manpath Support
2.11. Software Collection cronjob Support
2.12. Software Collection logrotate Support
2.13. Software Collection Lock File Support
2.14. Software Collection Configuration Files Support
2.15. Software Collection Kernel Module Support
2.16. Software Collection SELinux Support
3. Getting More Information
3.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program
3.2. Installed Documentation
3.3. Accessing Red Hat Documentation
A. Revision History