Upgrading Fedora 25 to 25 downgrades Scala to 2.10


#1

Currently upgrading a laptop from Fedora 25 to 26. This being my workstation, it has Scala 2.12.4 on it. The upgrade process already announced it will downgrade Scala to 2.10. Any idea why Fedora 26 doesn’t come with a later version?


#2

probably because of https://github.com/scala/bug/issues/9299


#3

I can’t help to ask you this. Why do you need a scala install? If you use SBT you only need Java 8 installed. Maybe if you wan’t to use scala in script mode it makes sense to have a scala install, but for everything else, I don’t understand why you would need it.


#4

Fedora is RedHat family, not Debian. Or does the same problem apply to both?


#5

I don’t know. It’s also possible that just nobody has gotten around to making an updated package.


#6

Sometimes I wonder whether something works in Scala or not, and then I open
the Scala shell and try it out. Or sometimes I reply to a user seeking help
with an example I run on the Scala shell.

Also, it is a badge of honor. Having the latest Scala version installed
shows how much I’m tuned in.


#7

To try out something in scala, I just use the ammonite REPL.

regards,
Siddhartha