New in OpenGeo Suite 2.5: Linux Package Updates
OpenGeo Suite 2.5 brings some updates for our Linux users, including support for more Linux distributions and some new packages.
Support for additional distributions
We’re often asked about adding to our list of supported Linux distributions, and we’re happy to say that with the release of OpenGeo Suite 2.5, our list of supported Linux distributions has expanded. In addition to Ubuntu 10 and CentOS 5, our software now supports CentOS 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6.
If you’re running the latest release of CentOS or RHEL, simply download the
OpenGeo.repo file (32 bit or 64 bit) from our CentOS 6 yum repository. Copy this file into
/etc/yum.repos.d and install the suite with
yum install opengeo-suite.
If you use RHEL 5, the CentOS 5 repository now fully supports RHEL 5 as well, so follow the standard RPM install directions and you will be up and running.
Along with updating packages to the latest versions for 2.5, the Linux repositories (both rpm and deb) now include a few additional packages:
- A Client SDK package (
opengeo-suite-client-sdk) with everything you need to create and deploy web applications directly from your system.
- A gdal package to enable several additional raster formats to be used as stores in GeoServer. This package also includes the gdal and ogr command line utilities which are very useful for manipulating and converting data!
- MrSID support for the gdal package that enables GeoServer to use MrSID files as raster stores. Stay tuned for a detailed post on the new raster format support in OpenGeo Suite 2.5.
The Client SDK and gdal packages are included with OpenGeo Suite 2.5, so if you installed or upgraded your instance, then you already have them on your system. To enable MrSID support, install the
gdal-mrsid package on your system using either
apt-get install gdal-mrsid or
yum install gdal-mrsid, depending on your distribution.
We hope you enjoy! Please let us know how the new distributions and packages are working for you.