On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I need/want/would like to build new node 6 for EL6, but gcc
is too old.
>> For that reason, I'd like to use devtoolset-4-gcc, but the build fails
>> (obviously) because the package doesn't exist.
>> So, is there a way to make that work somehow?
>> I am not sure about enabling external repos during build, maybe someone
>> will be wiser.
> This has already been discussed several times:
> There are some potential roadblocks, but it comes down to someone writing up
> an official proposal and going through the full approval process.
So one of the major blockers for me for WRT to using DTS in builds it
that it is currently x86_64 only but with the next release, (DTS 6.0)
it will support all the RHEL architectures  which certainly make it
easier to support across platforms. We obviously don't want to deal
with it prior to GA and I have no idea when the intended GA is it's
certainly worth discussing further now as to what are the
requirements, advantages, potential issues etc.
I think this is now worth revisiting, at least for EL7, now DTS is out
and supports key architectures. Thoughts?