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Pivotal GemFire® v8.1

OSX: Upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew Package

OSX: Upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew Package

If your operating system is Mac OSX, you can upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew package.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. From the OSX computer on which you will install GemFire, open a terminal window.
  2. Untap Pivotal:
    $ brew untap pivotal/tap
  3. Retap Pivotal:
    $ brew tap pivotal/tap
  4. Upgrade GemFire to the latest version:
    $ brew upgrade gemfire

    This starts the upgrade process, resolves dependencies, and displays the new packages it will install. The latest GemFire software is installed into the /usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/version directory where version corresponds to the version of GemFire you are upgrading to. Note that Homebrew installs the executables such as gfsh in the /usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/version/bin directory and creates symbolic links to the GemFire executables in /usr/local/bin. All other GemFire product files including SampleCode and HTTP module installers are installed in /usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/version/libexec.

  5. Configure the JAVA_HOME environment variable.
    If you will be using the gfsh command-line utility or managing servers and locators with the ServerLauncher and LocatorLauncher APIs, then you must set JAVA_HOME to a JDK installation. For example:
    • On OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later:
      export JAVA_HOME='/usr/libexec/java_home -v  1.7'
      
    • On OS X 10.8.X
      export JAVA_HOME="$(/usr/libexec/java_home)"
  6. Type gfsh version at the command line and verify that the output lists the version of Pivotal GemFire that you wished to install. For example:
    # gfsh
    v8.1.0
    If you want more detailed version information such as the date of the build, build number and JDK version being used, type gfsh version --full.

What to Do Next

After you install Pivotal GemFire from a homebrew package file, you perform the following tasks: