Apache Solr is an opensource search platform written on Java. Solr provides full-text search, spell suggestions, custom document ordering and ranking, Snippet generation and highlighting. Use this tutorial to install Apache Solr 8.3 on LinuxMint 19/18 systems.
Step 1 – Prerequsities
Login to your Linux mint system with root or sudo privileged account.
Apache Solr 7 required Java 8 or greater to run. Make sure your system fulfills Java requirements of Apache Solr. If you don’t have java installed on your system visit the below articles.
java -version java version "1.8.0_144" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_144-b01) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.144-b01, mixed mode)
If you don’t have java installed, Use this tutorial to install Java.
Step 2 – Install Apache Solr on LinuxMint
Now download the required Solr version from its official site or mirrors. Or simply use the following command to download Apache Solr 8.3.1.
cd /opt wget http://www-eu.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/8.3.1/solr-8.3.1.tgz
Then extract the install script from the downloaded archive on your system using below command. Now run the installer shell script with the bash shell.
tar xzf solr-8.3.1.tgz solr-8.3.1/bin/install_solr_service.sh --strip-components=2 sudo bash ./install_solr_service.sh solr-8.3.1.tgz
Step 3 – Manage Solr Service
Solr is configured as a service on your system. You can simply use the following commands to Start, Stop and check the status of Solr service.
sudo service solr stop sudo service solr start sudo service solr status
Step 4 – Create Solr Collection
After the successful installation of Solr on your system. Create the first collection in Apache Solr using the following command.
sudo su - solr -c "/opt/solr/bin/solr create -c mycol1-n data_driven_schema_configs"
Created new core 'mycol1'
Step 5 – Access Solr Admin Panel
Default Solr runs on port 8983. You can access Solr port in your web browser and you will get Solr dashboard.
Here you can view statics of created collection in previous steps named “mycol1”. Click on “Core Selector” on the left sidebar and select created collection.