Re: Debian and Scientific Linux (was: Removal requests submitted for CERNLIB packages)
* Juergen Salk <firstname.lastname@example.org> [110305 15:46]:
> > That they have Scientific Linux and are Open Source already
> > is per se already quite remarkable.
> [...] The main goal of Scientific Linux is *not* to be as
> scientific as possible, e.g. in terms of the number of
> scientific software packages included in the distribution. (As
> a matter of fact, Debian comes with much, much more scientific
> software packages than SL does).
Just as an addendum in case someone is interested. This is a complete (!)
list of scientific packages that come with Scientific Linux 6:
jsalk@wattwurm:~> cat /etc/redhat-release
Scientific Linux release 6.0 (Carbon)
jsalk@wattwurm:~> yum groupinfo 'Scientific support'
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Group Process
Group: Scientific support
Description: Tools for mathematical and scientific computations, and parallel computing.
That's it. It's simply what comes with RHEL6 anyway. They don't even
have R in SL6 any more. So it is really a myth that Scientific Linux
provides much extras for scientists. It's simply not their goal. It's
all about compatibility with RHEL which makes SL so attractive as a
common platform for huge computing environments.
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