The Software Collections library allows you to install and use several different versions of the same software at the same time on a system. Software collections are primarily intended for development environments. These environments often require more recent versions of software components such as Perl, PHP, or Python to access to the latest features. However, they also need to avoid the risk of disrupting processes on the system that rely on different versions of these components.
You use the software collection library utility (scl) to run the developer tools from the software collections that you have installed. The scl utility isolates the effects of running these tools from other versions of the same software utilities that you have installed.
New Software Collections for Oracle Linux 7The following collections have been added to the Software Collections for Oracle Linux 7
New Software Collections for Oracle Linux 6The following collections have been added to the Software Collections on Oracle Linux 6
The Software Collections Library 2.3 for Oracle Linux guide covers installation and use of all the Software Collections on Oracle Linux 6 and 7.
SupportSupport for Software Collections is provided at no extra cost to customers with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription.
If you do not have paid support, you can get peer support via the Oracle Community forums at https://community.oracle.com.