Joe Orton

Joe has been working on the Apache HTTP Server since 1999. He is currently manager of the Stacks Team within Red Hat Platform Engineering, responsible for web servers, Perl, PHP, Maven and other technology stacks in Red Hat's product range. Find Joe on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/@notroj">@notroj</a&gt;.

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Red Hat Software Collections 2.0 Docker images, Beta release

Joe Orton

I'm very happy to announce that Docker images based on collections from Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) 2.0 are in beta testing. The images are available from the Red Hat Container Registry, and we've got the set of collections for language, databases and web servers covered - a complete list is below. If you've not tried out the Docker package from RHEL7 Extras, you need to enable the Extras channel, install the docker page, and start the docker service; an...

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Dockerfiles now available for Red Hat Software Collections

Joe Orton

We recently announced that we've made available a set of Dockerfiles for Red Hat Software Collections. We are making these available since we think they may be useful to customers looking to build more complex application containers on top of RHEL and RHSCL. We don't intend the Dockerfiles to produce useful standalone images which you'll immediately put in production - the Docker images which these create are very simple containers which give you RHEL plus the basic set of packages...

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nginx 1.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Joe Orton

In this post I'm going to talk about using the nginx web server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. nginx 1.4 was added as a "Tech Preview" in the v1.1 release of Red Hat Software Collections. Starting from a freshly kickstarted RHEL7 VM, here's how to get going: [root@virt-el7scratch ~]# subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms Repo 'rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms' is enabled for this system. This enables the Red Hat Software Collections repository in the yum configuration, which is available with most RHEL entitlements...

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Using Apache httpd 2.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Joe Orton

For a long time one of the most frequent requests from users of Apache httpd on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been "Why aren't you shipping Apache 2.4 yet?". Well, the good news is: we are! There are actually two ways for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users to get httpd 2.4. The first is to upgrade to RHEL 7, which comes with httpd 2.4.6 natively. The second is to use Red Hat Software Collections on RHEL 6, and that's...

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Apache httpd 2.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Joe Orton

An update of this article can be found here. My team here at Red Hat maintains the web server stack in Fedora and RHEL. One of the cool projects we've been working on recently is Software Collections. With RHEL we've always suffered from the tension between offering a stable OS platform to users, and trying to support the latest-and-greatest open source software. Software Collections is a great technology we're using to address that tension. Remi Collet has blogged about the...