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How to use Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) or Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS)?

Updated 2015-07-29T19:40:38+00:00

Issue

  • How to access and download Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) and/or Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS)?
  • How to access Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) channel ?
  • How to access rhscl or rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1 channel or rhel-server-rhscl-6-rpms ?
  • How to install packages(latest versions which are not included in base channel) such as apache/httpd, perl, mysql, etc?

Environment

  • For Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL):

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.2 EUS and newer
    • Red Hat Software Collections 1.x
    • Red Hat Software Collections 2.x
  • For Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS):

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, or 7
    • Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.x and 3.x

Resolution

Executive Summary

  • Access to the Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) and Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS) is included with many Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscriptions

  • Getting packages from RHSCL and DTS requires enabling appropriate RHN channels (RHN Classic/Satellite) or yum repos (RHSM), e.g., with rhn-channel or subscription-manager repos commands

  • Sometimes a special request via an automated form (CLICK HERE; more details below) is necessary to enable access to appropriate channels/repos; otherwise, additional entitlements may need to be purchased

Product subscriptions and entitlements

  • RHSCL is already available for immediate use with RHEL 6 or RHEL 7 to customers and partners with the following RHEL subscriptions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Site Subscription (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Support (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Workstation (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Not-for-resale (NFR) subscriptions for qualifying Partners
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Smart Virtualization (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (all support levels)
  • DTS is already available for immediate use with RHEL 5 or RHEL 6 customers and partners with the following RHEL subscriptions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Site Subscription (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Support (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Workstation (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Not-for-resale (NFR) subscriptions for qualifying Partners
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Smart Virtualization (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (all support levels)
    • Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (all support levels)
  • Customers with the following RHEL subscriptions can get access to RHSCL and DTS for free, but may need to initiate a special request for it:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Premium
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Standard
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Premium
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Standard
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Workstation
  • RHSCL and DTS are not available for use with the following RHEL subscriptions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Self-Support
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Self-Support

How to enable RHSCL or DTS repositories using RHN Classic or RHSM?

Followed instructions but enabling channels/repos failed; now what?

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