I'm considering what to do when AtoM 2.7 is officially released. Ideally I would be installing it onto the latest LTS release of Ubuntu, 22.04. It looks like 2.7, at least initially, will only support 20.04, so I thought I'd test how it fairs on 22.04. AtoM 2.7 requires PHP 7.4 and because Ubuntu 22.04 will install PHP 8 from the Ubuntu repositories by default, a PPA (Personal Package Archive) is needed to get PHP 7.4. I plumped for ondrej/php
as a reputable PPA.
Note that the script clones from the qa/2.x branch of the AtoM Github repository, which I gather is the one to use if wanting to test 2.7. When the script completes the site should be available to use on the host, at http://localhost:9000
I'm wondering what Artefactual's plans are for 22.04 support? I guess a big factor is limiting the number of supported OS versions, to reduce the overall support burden. For me, the driver for the newest supported OS version is more time 'til end-of-life, and knowing that I might have to install an OS that is already a significant way through its support lifespan is an unattractive prospect.
I hope the above script is useful. If other people are interested in using it and testing then perhaps unofficial support could be given to it, i.e. something on the Community documentation page. Other than adding the ondrej/php PPA, there isn't a lot done differently compared with the 2.7 / Ubuntu 20.04 instructions.
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