How To Install chef-solr on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install chef-solr on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update chef-solr as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install chef-solr
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install chef-solr

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is chef-solr and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install chef-solr on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install chef-solr on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install chef-solr using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install chef-solr

Install chef-solr on CentOS 8 using yum

Because chef-solr is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install chef-solr package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install chef-solr

How to upgrade (update) a single package chef-solr using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like chef-solr in this example you should use the following command:

yum update chef-solr

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade chef-solr

How to Upgrade chef-solr on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update chef-solr

How To remove chef-solr from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the chef-solr package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove chef-solr

Extra info and code examples

The chef indexer listens to a message queue via AMQP for changes to search indexes. It then either creates or deletes entries in the index according to the information it is passed. This package provides the chef-solr search engine, which runs as a solr-jetty server, along with chef-solr-indexer, which talks to the AMQP message queue (by default, rabbitmq-server).

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You now have a full guide on how to install chef-solr using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the chef-solr from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install chef-solr on CentOS 8

How To Install chef-solr on Debian 11

How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install chef-solr on Fedora 34