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Unix Installation Help

In this page you'll find all the necessary software you need to install LAMS 2.0 using the windows installer.

If you want to build LAMS from source, you can follow the instructions in Building LAMS.

Before You Run the Installer...

Make sure you have the software LAMS needs! If you are unsure of what software is needed to run LAMS, go to the Development Environmentpage.

MySQL Database Server

See the Installing MySQL page.

Java SE Development Kit (JDK)

Sun JAVA JDK is available from the Sun Java site. 5.0 or 6.0 will work, you can get the one that says:

JDK 5.0 Update 9

The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) includes:

  • the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • command-line development tools, such as compilers and debuggers, that are necessary or useful for developing applets and applications

This is about 50 MB. See the installation instructions.

Note: Java 1.4.x won't work.

Wildfire Jabber Server

For our Chat tool, we use the Wildfire Jabber Server. See the Installing Wildfire page.

 Check  that you have the latest LAMS 2 Unix installer

See the downloads page.

Running the installer

Once you have your installer, extract it into any desired location eg: /usr/local. 

Editing the lams.properties File

The lams.properties file outlines where and how you will install LAMS 2.0, It  also configures some of the settings you want for the install. Most of the defualt configurations can be left, but you wiil need to change some to suit the setup of your personal machine. The lams.properties file comes with directions on what you need to alter and what needs to be left unchanged. Pay particular attention to "Essential Settings" section because LAMS 2.0 will not install or run properly if these are incorrect. Below is the skeleton for the lams.properties file.

Running the Ant script 

Intalling LAMS 2.0 using the binary pack is easy, it is simply a matter of typing in the install options you want in the lams.properties file (located in the root directory of the extracted package) and then running the ant script by typing:
>$ sudo ant/bin/ant install

NOTE: It is suggested that you use the included ant executable instead of your own to ensure that the database configuration runs correctly.

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