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From Dave Brosius <dbros...@mebigfatguy.com>
Subject Re: Easy path to the latest Cassandra in Ubuntu
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:51:16 GMT
I notice that snapcraft.io already lists Cassandra as having a snap 
available on the front page.

On 06/26/2016 12:03 PM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> Hi Evan,
>
> Is Snap a new packaging format like deb/rpm, or does it consume the
> existing deb package?
>
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Evan Dandrea <ev@ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Ubuntu 16.04 comes with a new way to deliver applications (
>> http://snapcraft.io), and I thought it would be a great way to simplify
>> getting set up with Cassandra.
>>
>> So now, if you run the following on any Ubuntu 16.04 system
>>
>>      snap install cassandra && snap connect cassandra:mount-observe
>> ubuntu-core:mount-observe
>>
>> Cassandra 3.7 will be installed with Java and the rest of the dependencies
>> bundled in. You can even install the tip of master (built about once a
>> day):
>>
>>      snap install --channel=edge cassandra && snap connect
>> cassandra:mount-observe ubuntu-core:mount-observe
>>
>> Or if you already installed 3.7:
>>
>>      snap refresh --channel=edge cassandra
>>
>> None of this requires complex packaging or approval from the distribution
>> powers that be. If we move the snapcraft.yaml file [1] to a tree owned by
>> the dev community you can completely control upload and publishing.
>>
>> This isn't limited to Ubuntu, either. If you install snapd this will work
>> on Arch, Debian, Fedora, and Gentoo too.
>>
>> What do you think? I'd be happy to walk anyone through the details or put
>> together a pull request.
>>
>> 1:
>> https://github.com/evandandrea/cassandra-snap/blob/master/snapcraft.yaml
>>
>
>


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