3.4. Converting Software Collection Scriptlets into Environment Modules

Important

The functionality described in this section is not available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Environment modules allow you to manage, for example, different versions of applications by dynamically modifying your shell environment. To use your Software Collection with the environment module system, convert the Software Collection's enable scriptlet into an environment module with a script /usr/share/Modules/bin/createmodule.sh.

Procedure 3.1. Converting an enable scriptlet into an environment module

  1. Ensure that an environment-modules package is installed on your system:
    # yum install environment-modules
  2. Run the /usr/share/Modules/bin/createmodule.sh script to convert your Software Collection's enable scriptlet into an environment module:
    /usr/share/Modules/bin/createmodule.sh /path/to/enable/scriptlet
    Replace /path/to/enable/scriptlet with the file path of the enable scriptlet you want to convert.
  3. Add the same command /usr/share/Modules/bin/createmodule.sh /path/to/enable/scriptlet in the %pre section of your Software Collection metapackage, below the code generating your enable scriptlet.
    In case you have the enable scriptlet packaged as a file in one of your Software Collection packages, add the command /usr/share/Modules/bin/createmodule.sh /path/to/enable/scriptlet in the %post section.
See the module(1) manual page for more information about environment modules.