[CentOS-announce] Announcing release for MariaDB 5.5 and 10.0 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64 SCL

Mon Dec 21 16:20:43 UTC 2015
Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com>

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of versions 5.5 and 
10.0 of the MariaDB server on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, delivered via a 
Software Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo Special Interest Group 

You can get started in three easy steps (example of MariaDB 10.0):
$ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
$ sudo yum install rh-mariadb100
$ scl enable rh-mariadb100 bash

At this point you should be able to use MariaDB just as a normal 
application. An examples of commands run might be:
$ systemctl start rh-mariadb100-mariadb
$ mysql

In order to view the individual components included in this collection, 
including additional subpackages plugins, you can run:
$ sudo yum list rh-mariadb100\*

About Software Collections
Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use 
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting 
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group 
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection 
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.

The collection rh-mariadb100 delivers version 10.0 of the MariaDB server 
(with daemon called rh-mariadb100-mariadb) and related client tools. The 
collection mariadb55 delivers version 5.5 of the MariaDB server (with 
daemon called mariadb55-mariadb) and related client tools.

Both the collections include no client library libmysqlclient.so and 
client applications are advised to use the client library available in 
mysql-libs package from base system.

For more on the MariaDB, see https://mariadb.org.

The SCLo SIG in CentOS
The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group 
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate 
a reference set of collections. In addition to the MariaDB collections 
being released here, we also build and deliver other databases, web 
servers, and language stacks including multiple versions of MySQL, 
PostgreSQL, MongoDB Apache HTTP Server, NodeJS, Ruby, Python and others.

Software Collections SIG release was announced at 

You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at: 
You can find information on the SIG at 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto 
get involved and help with the effort.

We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref: 
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum 
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started 
with SCL's in CentOS.


SCLo SIG member