First install of on Linux

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I have been given a VM running CentOS 6.3 with 60GB of disk, 4GB of RAM and 1 CPU.  Of course, as the service gets taken up this can be scaled up.  I’m following the document for installing on Linux.  The following is a list of steps taken including the gotchas:

  • yum update
  • yum -y install rsync
  • setup server for SSH without passwords
  • yum -y groupinstall “Web Server”
  • mkdir -p /usr1/home
  • useradd -d /usr1/home/www -c ‘Web Server’ www
  • chown -R www:www /var/lib/dav /var/cache/mod_proxy /var/cache/mod_ssl
  • All links to Oracle XE 10g lead to 11g.  This could be a problem.  An admin on a forum states that 11g will work.
  •  yum -y install libaio-devel bc<—- !!!!
  • unzip the oracle archive and rpm -ivh it
  • make sure /etc/hosts has you server defined in it
  • /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure
    • Oracle Application Express likes port 8080 (so does Tomcat, hmmm.)
    • HTTP Port 8081
    • Listener Port 1521
    • Haz database!
  •  Pull archive to /usr/local/src
  • mkdir /usr/local/projectnet
  • unzip archive to /usr/local/projectnet
  • find /usr/local/ -type f -exec dos2unix {} \;
  • edit …9.2.0/new/ to reflect install
  • “If you are using Oracle Express set the PNET_BUILD_DB_DATABASE_NAME variable to the value XE
  • cd /usr/local/
  • run the script, sip something nice, sip something nice…
  • tail -f /tmp/pnet_test_db_build.log the script pauses waiting for input.  The script doesn’t prompt for answers or supply default values.  I was checking the install log when I noticed it stop and ask a question.  I hit return in running script window.  Fingers crossed. (10pm)  Just checking the log now (9.25am) There are errors such as:
  • install java jre 6.0.x rpm
  • alternatives –install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jre1.6.0_37/bin/java 6037
  • pull to /usr/local/src
  • cp jce/*.jar /usr/java/jre1.6.0_37/lib/security/
  • pull apache-tomcat-6.0.35.tar.gz to /usr/local/src
  • pull apache-activemq-5.7.0-bin.tar.gz to /usr/local/src
  • useradd -d /usr1/home/projectnet -c ‘Project Net’ projectnet
  • su – projectnet
  • tar xf /usr/local/src/apache-tomcat-6.0.35.tar.gz
  • edit .bashrc to reflect CATALINA_HOME and JAVA_HOME
  • edit ./apache-tomcat-6.0.35/conf/tomcat-users.xml change passwords
  •  cp /usr/local/ /usr/local/ ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/lib/
  • cp /usr/local/ ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/lib/
  • mkdir ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/endorsed
  • cp /usr/local/* ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/endorsed/
  • edit apache-tomcat-6.0.35/conf/server.xml and change port 8080 to 9090
  • edit to reflect production system with -Xms256m -Xmx1024m
  • logging : using Log4j 1.2.9 and commons-logging-1.1.1-bin.tar.gz
  • create /etc/init.d/tomcat
  • chkconfig tomcat on
  • yum -y install apr-devel openssl-devel ant
  • pull jdk-6u37-linux-x64-rpm.bin to /usr/local/src/
  • alternatives –install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_37/bin/javac 6038
  • alternatives –config javac
  • build APR in /usr1/home/projectnet/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/bin/tomcat-native-1.1.22-src/jni
  • ant and ant jar in /usr1/home/projectnet/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/bin/tomcat-native-1.1.22-src/jni
  • Adjust JAVA_OPTS to reflect -Djava.library.path=/usr/local/apr/lib/
  • edit bin/linux-x86-64/activemq to reflect ActiveMQ home
  • edit bin/linux-x86-64/wrapper.conf to reflect ActiveMQ home in set.default.ACTIVEMQ_HOME and set.default.ACTIVEMQ_BASE
  • ln -s /usr1/home/projectnet/apache-activemq-5.6.0/bin/linux-x86-64/activemq /etc/init.d/activemq (as root)
  • chkconfig –add activemq
  • service activemq start (check data/wrapper.log)
  • For edit conf/context.xml to connect to Oracle and a mail server.
  • As projectnet : cp /usr1/local/ ~/apache-tomcat-6.0.35/webapps/
  • mv ROOT ../ROOT.webapp
  • mv pnet.war ROOT.war
  • make sure passwords are correct in webapps/ROOT/META-INF/context.xml ./conf/Catalina/localhost/ROOT.xml conf/context.xml
  • (as root) /etc/init.d/tomcat restart
  • Haz application!
  •  Prepare Apache to be the port 80 frontend
  • create /etc/httpd/conf.d/pm4s.conf :
  • # tomcat integration
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    ProxyPass / ajp://localhost:8009/ min=5 ttl=120 keepalive=On ping=1
    ProxyPassReverse / ajp://localhost:8009/
  •  Needs SSL set up.  Done but needs proper SSL cert.
  • Configure
  • Change password and some other details
  • Setup up docvault to be in ~projectnet/docvault
  • Setup up Sys.Settings to reflect /usr1/home/projectnet install
  • Additional:
  • keystore (for LDAP cert) for java needs creating and tomcat needs to run with keystore arguments.
  • Installed licence key.  Every user must be given the key before registration
  • Redirect http to https.

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