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So I got version 2.1 installed and running and wanted to run the latest GA release 2.9B, so here is how I did it.
PLEASE feel free to edit or expand on what is written here.
Here we go
Start with a new clean install of Centos 5.1, and make sure it's updated with yum.
I used i386 for this install.
This version doesn't use MySQL it uses the default database which is Hypersonic DB that comes with the AC-2.9B Tomcat version.
I might get to how to change this, maybe someone else will.
There is README.txt in the AC-2.9B release that explains it.
yum -y update
[root@localhost alfresco]# yum -y install wget java libxslt wget
Get All Software Needed for Install
[root@localhost ~]# cd /opt
[root@localhost opt]# mkdir alfresco
[root@localhost opt]# cd alfresco
[root@localhost opt]# wget \
Install JDK 1.6.06
First we need to go to Sun and get the Java files:
The above link now has 6u7, as a work-around in order to prevent dependency errors with the previously wgetted rpm
('Failed dependencies: jdk = 2000:1.6.0_06-fcs is needed...') get 6u6 JDK file (jdk-6u6-linux-i586-rpm.bin) here:
Select 'Download' for:
JDK 6 Update 6
Select from the Platform drop down list:
Select 'Agree' if you decide too:
Download this file:
NOTE: (Trying David's suggestion, will remove this when verified -- will doubtless work!! Thanks David!)
As of July 8, 2008, the only file that was available is jdk-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin
which loaded fine BUT is incompatible with the java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp.i586.rpm.
I get the following errors:
# rpm -Uvh ~root/alfresco/java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp.i586.rpm
warning: /root/alfresco/java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID c431416d
error: Failed dependencies:
jdk = 2000:1.6.0_06-fcs is needed by java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp.i586
[root@s1s0102 opt]# alternatives --config java
There is 1 program that provides 'java'.
*+ 1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/java
I was unable to find a java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.07-1jpp.i586.rpm, and am not
an rpm wizard (can we just 'lie' to rpm and move on??)
Now what?? TIA! --ldl firstname.lastname@example.org
[root@localhost alfresco]# chmod +x jdk-6u6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
[root@localhost alfresco]# ./jdk-6u6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
You will have to agree to a few things, but it self installs.
[root@localhost alfresco]# rpm â€“Uvh java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp.i586.rpm
To make sure your system is configured to use this latest version of Java by default, run the command:
[root@localhost alfresco]# alternatives --config java
you should see:
There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.
*+ 2 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-sun/bin/java
If number 2 has the *+ next to it, you should be fine. There is no need to do anything - just hit enter. If, for some reason, 1 is selected, then type 2 and enter.
As a final Java configuration test, you can run:
[root@localhost alfresco]# rpm -qa | grep java
Check to see that java-1.6.0-sun-compat-1.6.0.06-1jpp is listed
[root@localhost alfresco]#rpm -qa | grep java
Unpack Alfresco Community Tomcat tarball
[root@localhost alfresco]# tar -xzf alfresco-community-tomcat-2.9.0B.tar.gz
Add Java_Home to Alfresco
Edit alfresco.sh file:
Add the line: export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_06/
So it now looks like this for the first few lines:
[root@alfresco alfresco]# cat alfresco.sh
# Start or stop Alfresco server
# Set the following to where Tomcat is installed
[root@localhost alfresco]# ./alfresco.sh start
You should now be able to see the Alfresco start page by navigating to:
To stop alfresco its: (don't do it now)
[root@localhost alfresco]# ./alfresco.sh stop
In the Centos 5 GUI, you need to change the firewall settings to open TCP port 8080
You can also do this by editing iptables from the command line, but using the GUI seemed to work better for some reason.
You may need to restart the system -- I was doing some troubleshooting post-install, and everything worked fine after the restart. Correlation is not causation, and you shouldn't have to restart the machine, but if the install isn't working, you might want to try it.