[ckan-dev] Solr 8 with CKAN

Steven De Costa steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au
Fri Jun 7 18:40:01 UTC 2019

Sounds cool to me, but not from a technical viewpoint (i‘ll Leave that with

Sounds cool because I was hoping that Bati who has started in the Ethiopia
team could start writing up some of these install guides and take on much
of the Sysadmin Support questions which come in.

Can I intro the two of you and you can mentor him a little on what folks
would need in such guides?


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 5:26 PM, Ross Jones <ross at mailbolt.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Has anyone done any work on getting Solr 8 to work with CKAN?
> On setting up a new laptop today I ran 'brew install solr', because it's a
> mac and I'm lazy, and ended up with Solr 8 :( Which I guess serves me right.
> On the basis that it'll be much easier to get CKAN working with 8 than
> trying to install 6.x  I've been playing around with the schema and
> solrconfig and managed to get it up and running.
> I don't want to spend a lot of time, beyond the too-many-hours I've spent
> staring at XML, turning it into a useful PR if someone else has already
> started/done this work (and I was too stupid to look).
> If nobody has started on this yet, but would be willing to give it a try
> (with the caveat that it might make your computer explode, your dog hate
> you and all your backups disappear), I'd be happy to write up how I got it
> working - then once there's more confidence it is correct I'll turn it into
> a PR without the manual steps.
> Cheers
> Ross
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