Released: February 8, 2011
Now that the ClearOS 6.0 application framework is close to complete, developers can now start to migrate and develop ClearOS Apps. With the core CentOS 6.0 system still under active development, we are not able to provide a full ClearOS 6.0 alpha installer. Instead, we have provided instructions on how to bootstrap a development environment using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
This developer release is not designed to run in a live environment, it is only intended for software development!
Let's get started with the install. We are going under the assumption that most of you will be installing the system in some sort of virtual machine. The following procedure been tested in both Virtual Box and VMWare Server; it will probably work in other virtual environments too.
This procedure demonstrates how to install the operating system via a DVD ISO image:
At this point, you should see the RHEL6 Beta installer. Go through the usual steps, including:
Continue with the installation and boot the system.
For those of you who want to spend a few minutes learning about the inner workings of ClearOS, follow the ClearOS from Scratch guide. This will take you through the bootstrap process one step at a time. If you want to skip over that step, you can install the web framework (webconfig) with the following commands:
rpm -Uvh http://download.clearfoundation.com/clearos/enterprise/6.0/os/i386/System/clearos-release-6.0-0.4.v6.noarch.rpm yum install clearos-framework
Then set a hostname, disable the firewall, and start up webconfig:
/usr/share/clearos/base/scripts/sethostname test.lan chkconfig iptables off service iptables stop service webconfig start
You should now be able to point your browser to webconfig running on port 81 – https://your.i.p.address:81.
Now that webconfig is running on the RHEL 6 Beta 2 system, you can use the normal procedure to create your ClearOS development environment: