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Installation Afresco Community 2.1 sur Ubuntu Server 8.04

Question asked by vivi on May 5, 2008
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2008 by jerem285
This tutorial is based on Joost Horward's installation method for Ubuntu 7.10

1. Install required packages
The MySQL database server:
apt-get install mysql-server
OpenOffice for document transformations. The headless is for the framebuffer.
apt-get install
The iptables package required for using the CIFS, FTP, NFS or FTP while running as non-root user:
apt-get install iptables
The Sun Java Development Kit(jdk)required for Tomcat to function. The sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-bin packages will be installed automatically with the jdk:
apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
Imagemagick for image transformation:
apt-get install imagemagick
Portmapper required for NFS server:
apt-get install portmap
NFS common package required for NFS server:
apt-get install nfs-common

2. Create the alfresco user and group
groupadd alfresco
useradd -m -g alfresco alfresco
The alfresco user needs a home directory for OpenOffice, hence the '-m'. The alfresco user never needs to log in, there should be a '!' for the password in the /etc/shadow entry. If not, put it there.

3. Install Alfresco Tomcat bundle
Unpack the tarball:
 mkdir /opt/alfresco
cd /opt/alfresco
tar -xzf alfresco-community-tomcat-2.1.0.tar.gz
Important!!! Make sure that /opt/alfresco/tomcat/ and below is owned by alfresco:
chown -R alfresco:alfresco /opt/alfresco/tomcat/

4. Create the database
Using the mysql command line client:
mysql –u root -p
create database alfresco;
grant all privileges on alfresco.* to alfresco@localhost identified by 'alfresco';
(Choose your own password, just make sure it matches what you configure in later on)
To remove the database: drop database alfresco;

5. Create directories for variable data
Create space for the repository, the cache and make the user and group alfresco it's owner:
mkdir -p /var/lib/alfresco/alf_data
mkdir /var/lib/alfresco/tmp
chown -R alfresco:alfresco /var/lib/alfresco
Create a directory for the logs and make the user and group alfresco it's owner:
mkdir -p /var/log/alfresco/tomcat/logs
chown -R alfresco:alfresco /var/log/alfresco
The Alfresco log will be in /var/log/alfresco/alfresco.log.

6. Java variable
Add this line to /etc/environment to set JAVA_HOME:
export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun"
and to /opt/alfresco/
# Start or stop Alfresco server
# Set the following to where Tomcat is installed
# Set any default JVM values
export JAVA_OPTS='-Xms128m -Xmx512m -server'
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun
# Following only needed for Sun JVMs before to 1.5 update 8
export JAVA_OPTS="${JAVA_OPTS} -XX:CompileCommand=exclude,org/apache/lucene/index/IndexReader\$1,doBody -XX:CompileCommand=exclude,org/alfresco/repo/search/impl/lucene/index/IndexInfo\$Merger,mergeIndexes -XX:CompileCommand=exclude,org/alfresco/repo/search/impl/lucene/index/IndexInfo\$Merger,mergeDeletions"
if [ "$1" = "start" ]; then
#  if [ -r ./ ]; then
#    sh ./
#  fi
  if [ -r ./ ]; then
    sh ./
elif [ "$1" = "stop" ]; then
#  if [ -r ./ ]; then
#    sh ./
#  fi
  if [ -r ./ ]; then
    killall soffice.bin

7. OpenOffice
Rename the file to
change the line /opt/openOffice.org2.1/program/soffice to /usr/bin/soffice
# —————————————————————————
# Start script for the OpenOffice transform service
# —————————————————————————

echo "Starting OpenOffice service…"

# Comment or uncomment the appropriate location using #
# Assumes OpenOffice is installed in /opt
/usr/bin/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard &

# If NeoOffice on Mac OS X
#/Applications/ "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard &

8. Configure the repository
Create custom-repository-context.xml in the extensions directory (/opt/alfresco/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco/extension), if it is not already there:
  <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
    <!– overriding to point to custom properties –>
    <bean id="repository-properties" class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer">
        <property name="ignoreUnresolvablePlaceholders">
        <property name="locations">

                <!– Override basic repository properties –>
    <bean id="hibernateConfigProperties" class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertiesFactoryBean">
        <property name="locations">

                <!– Override hibernate dialect –>

Change configuration files in extension/ directory.
Change repository configuration (uncomment/comment corresponding lines and add values where missing):
Change the hibernate configuration (uncomment/comment corresponding lines):
To configure the CIFS server to use non-privileged ports use the following in either file-servers.xml or file-servers-custom.xml configuration file (whichever is present), in the section <config evaluator="string-compare" condition="CIFS Server">:
<alfresco-config area="file-servers">
   <config evaluator="string-compare" condition="CIFS Server">
      <serverEnable enabled="true"/>
      <host name="${localname}_A"/>
      <comment>Alfresco CIFS Server</comment>
      <tcpipSMB platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>
      <netBIOSSMB platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>
      <tcpipSMB port="1445" platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>
      <netBIOSSMB sessionPort="1139" namePort="1137" datagramPort="1138" platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>
      <hostAnnounce interval="5"/>
      <sessionDebug flags="Negotiate,Socket"/>
at the start of the file-servers-custom.xml file.

9. Configure logging
Tomcat logging is hard to change because some of the tomcat scripts write to the log directory directly. To move the logs away from the program files we use a symbolic link. Remove the logging directory and create a symlink instead:
rm -r /opt/alfresco/tomcat/logs
ln -s /var/log/alfresco/tomcat/logs /opt/alfresco/tomcat/logs
Configure Alfresco logging: In tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/ modify line
to read
(NOTE: this step needs to be done after Alfresco was started once, as tomcat/webapps/alfresco/ subtree only appears after alfresco.war in tomcat/webapps/ is deployed. So skip this step for now, start Alfresco once, verify that tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/ was unpacked, stop Alfresco, do the change, then start Alfresco again):

10. Init script
Store the following script as /etc/init.d/alfresco:
# Alfresco init script for Ubuntu server 8.04 based on Joost Horward’s script
# 16:16 02.05.2008 VDo

export PIDFILE=/var/run/alfresco
export LOGFILE=/var/log/alfresco/alfresco.log
export ALFRESCO_HOME=/opt/alfresco
#export APPSERVER=/opt/alfresco/tomcat
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun

# setup port redirect using iptables
redirect() {
  echo "Redirecting port $1 to $2 ($3)"
  iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d localhost -p $3 –dport $1 -j REDIRECT –to-ports $2
  iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d $HOSTNAME -p $3 –dport $1 -j REDIRECT –to-ports $2
  iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d $HOSTNAME -p $3 –dport $1 -j REDIRECT –to-ports $2

# setup_iptables
# setup iptables for redirection of CIFS and FTP
setup_iptables () {

  echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
  # Clear NATing tables
  iptables -t nat -F
  # FTP NATing
  redirect 21 2021 tcp

  # CIFS NATing
  redirect 445 1445 tcp
  redirect 139 1139 tcp
  redirect 137 1137 udp
  redirect 138 1138 udp

# start_openoffice
  sudo -H -u alfresco /usr/bin/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard &

case $1 in
  if [ -f $PIDFILE ] ; then
    echo "Alfresco is already running!"
    exit 1
  touch $PIDFILE

# echo "Starting OpenOffice service …"
# start_openoffice 
  echo "Setting up iptables …"

  echo "Starting Alfresco …"
  echo -e "\n\n\n`date` Starting Alfresco …" >>$LOGFILE
  sudo chown alfresco:alfresco $LOGFILE

  sudo -H -u alfresco sh $ALFRESCO_HOME/ start
  sudo -H -u alfresco sh $ALFRESCO_HOME/ stop
  killall -w -u alfresco
        echo  -e "`date` Stopping Alfresco …" >>$LOGFILE
  sudo -H -u alfresco sh $ALFRESCO_HOME/ stop
  killall -w -u alfresco
   echo  -e "\n\n\n`date` Restarting Alfresco …" >>$LOGFILE
  sudo -H -u alfresco sh $ALFRESCO_HOME/ start
  touch $PIDFILE
  echo "Zapping $PIDFILE …"
  echo "Usage: alfresco [start|stop|restart|zap] [tail]"
  exit 1


case $2 in
  tail -f $LOGFILE

exit 0

Make sure that you set the script to be executable by the root only:
chown root:root /etc/init.d/alfresco
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/alfresco

11. Run Alfresco
/etc/init.d/alfresco start|stop|restart|zap [tail]
(Don't forget that you need be a root, or use
sudo /etc/init.d/alfresco start|stop|restart|zap [tail]
command, e.g.
sudo /etc/init.d/alfresco start
to start Alfresco). The tail option just starts a new tail -f on the alfresco log. Alfresco will populate the repository (Database and filesystem) on first start.
After starting alfresco, point your browser at to http://localhost:8080/alfresco or http://localhost:8080/alfresco/webdav.

12. Secures Alfresco
Prepare the Certificate Keystore:
$JAVA_HOME/bin/keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA
After executing this command, you will first be prompted for the keystore password. The default password used by Tomcat is "changeit" (all lower case), although you can specify a custom password if you like. You will also need to specify the custom password in the server.xml configuration file, as described later.
Next, you will be prompted for general information about this Certificate, such as company, contact name, and so on. This information will be displayed to users who attempt to access a secure page in your application, so make sure that the information provided here matches what they will expect.
Finally, you will be prompted for the key password, which is the password specifically for this Certificate (as opposed to any other Certificates stored in the same keystore file). You MUST use the same password here as was used for the keystore password itself. (Currently, the keytool prompt will tell you that pressing the ENTER key does this for you automatically.)
If everything was successful, you now have a keystore file with a Certificate that can be used by your server.
Edit the Tomcat Configuration File
<– Define a SSL Coyote HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 –>
           port="8443" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
           enableLookups="true" disableUploadTimeout="true"
           acceptCount="100" debug="0" scheme="https" secure="true";
           clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS"/>

Add keystoreFile if the keystore is not at the place expected by tomcat
Add keystorePass if the password is different to the one expected by tomcat.
After starting alfresco, point your browser at to https://localhost:8443/alfresco  or https://localhost:8443/alfresco/webdav.

13. FTP Connection
Edit /opt/alfresco/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco/extension/file-servers-custom.xml And add
<config evaluator="string-compare" condition="FTP Server">
   <serverEnable enabled="true" />
Connection to ftp://localhost:2021/alfresco