Software Collections 64-bit only?


I would like to verify that Software Collections is only 64-bit only?

I tried to install it with “yum install centos-release-SCL” and it said “No package centos-release-SCL available.”. Looking at some examples on the Software Collections website, the rpms had x86_64 append to the names.

This arouse from trying to install a newer version of php as required by some scripts.



Yes, unfortunately, that repo is 64 bit only.

However, note that 64 bit seems to be the future of CentOS. CentOS 7 is also 64 bit only.


Thanks Eric for the confirmation.

Guess it is time to go to migrate to CentOS 7 and to 64-bit software.