Speed and agility stand out when developers are looking for the most convenient way to configure and run their favorite programs. Dealing with any sort of friction to get started is like waiting for 10 minutes in line at a fast food restaurant – the frustration is real.
The convenience of running a native linux installer to install and run a new program is a free pass to the express window!
For example, on RedHat/CentOS, you can easily install something new via:
#yum install my-cool-thingy
Similarly, for Debian/Ubuntu based OS’s, you can easily install something new via:
$ sudo apt-get install my-cool-thingy
So, this is great for installing new programs, but what about for newer versions of software? Yes, it is also just as easy to install newer versions of the software on your system.
For example, on RedHat/CentOS, you can get the latest software version on your system via:
Similarly, for Debian/Ubuntu based OS’s, you can get the latest version via:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Installing new software and keeping that software up-to-date is really easy thanks to linux installers.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do the same for your favorite Sonatype products?
The links above include instructions on how to add Yum and Apt repositories to your system in order to use these installers. These installers are community projects, and we welcome comments, improvements, and pull requests!
No additional app for prepaid food pickup necessary…
The Sonatype Team