[CentOS-announce] Announcing release for Phusion Passenger 4.0 on CentOS Linux 6 x86_64 SCL

Tue Dec 22 12:05:16 UTC 2015
Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com>

I  am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Phusion 
Passenger in version 4.0 on  CentOS Linux 6 x86_64, delivered via a 
Software Collection (SCL) built  by the SCLo Special Interest Group 

You can get started in three easy steps:
   $ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
   $ sudo yum install rh-passenger40 rh-passenger40-ruby22 nginx16
   $ scl enable rh-passenger40 rh-ruby22 bash

At this point you should be able to use passenger just as a normal
application. An examples of commands run might be:
   $ passenger start
   $ passenger status

In order to view the individual components included in this collection, 
including other packages that allow you to use passenger with Ruby 2.0 
or 1.9.3, instead of 2.2 as in example above, you can run:
   $ sudo yum list rh-passenger40\*

The rh-passenger40 collection relies either on the rh-ruby22, ruby200 or 
ruby193 collection and the nginx16 collection, so you need to install 
one of the following packages: rh-passenger40-ruby193, 
rh-passenger40-ruby200, or rh-passenger40-ruby22.

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-passenger40 delivers Phusion Passenger, a web and 
application server designed to be fast, robust and lightweight. The 
rh-passenger40 Software Collection can also be used with Apache HTTP 
Server from the httpd24 Software Collection. To do so, install the 
rh-passenger40-mod_passenger package.

For more on the Phusion Passenger, see https://www.phusionpassenger.com.

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 Phusion Passenger 
collections being released here, we also build and deliver databases, 
web servers, and language stacks including multiple versions of 
PostgreSQL, MariaDB, 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 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.


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