How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update chef-solr.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install chef-solr

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is chef-solr and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 Ubuntu 21.04. 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 using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt -y install chef-solr

Install chef-solr using apt

Because chef-solr is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install chef-solr

Install chef-solr using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install chef-solr

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

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the chef-solr, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install chef-solr

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall chef-solr from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove chef-solr

Uninstall chef-solr and all its dependencies

To uninstall chef-solr and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove chef-solr

Remove chef-solr with all configurations and data

To remove chef-solr configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge chef-solr

Remove chef-solr completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to chef-solr package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 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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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install chef-solr using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the chef-solr from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install chef-solr on CentOS 8

How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install chef-solr on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install chef-solr on Debian 11

How To Install chef-solr on Fedora 34

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