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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 unix installer. If you need to restore the backup created by the updater, see Revert to Other Backup.

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)

LAMS requires the Sun JDK 5 or 6. See the Installing Java page for more details.

Wildfire Jabber Server

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

JBOSS

Version:

4.0.2

Suggested Location

D:\ (Windows) | /usr/local/jboss-4.0.2 (Unix)

Source

www.jboss.org    http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbossas/download

Comments

4.0.3SP1 and 4.0.4 have problems running LAMS, so 4.0.2 is your best bet until we fix the problem.

 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 default configurations can be left, but you will 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.

Setting up the Language Locale

You will see about a quarter of the way through the lams.properties file there is a line that says: 

LOCALE=en_AU
LOCALE_DIRECTION=LTR

In LAMS 2.0 you can set the defualt language of your server to be one of many languages, and more to come, see the internationalization page. Look out for unix language packs to add to your list of language locales.

For the 2.0 installer, the following default languages are available. The locale options for LAMS-2.0 available are listed below, simply put in your lams.properties file (under Installation Options):

LOCALE - (locale)
LOCALE_DIRECTION - (locale direction)

Language               Locale    Locale-Direction
------------------------------------------
English(Australia)    en_AU    LTR
Español                  es_ES     LTR
Deutsch                 de_DE     LTR
????                  zn_CN    LTR
Français                 fr_FR      LTR
Italiano                  it_IT       LTR
Norsk                    no_NO     LTR
???                    ko_KR     LTR
Polski                    pl_PL       LTR
Português (Brasil)  pr_BR      LTR
????????               el_GR      LTR
????(Arabic)            ar_JO      RTL
Ti?ng Vi?t              vi_VN      LTR
Chinese (Taiwan)    zh_TW    LTR

Running the Updater

Ant is included in the package under the directory <package root>/ant. You should use this version of ant instead of your own to ensure the SQL scripts run correctly

Before you run the script, you need to ensure that your $JAVA_HOME is set to your java 1.5 or higher directory, also you will need to set the $PATH variable
to include the path to the java binaries. The steps to do this are listed below.
> JAVA_HOME="(path to java installation directory)"
> export JAVA_HOME
> PATH="(path to java bin directory):$PATH"
> export PATH

Once you have finished editing lams.properties file you are ready to run the
update script. Go to the root directory of the package and type:
> sudo ./update-lams.sh

Running Lams

If you chose to installed LAMS 2.0 without the wrapper, you should be able to run LAMS 2.0.2 by simply going into the <jboss-4.0.2 dir>/bin and typing:

>sudo ./run-lams.sh

This is a new script added by LAMS 2.0.2. It was not in LAMS 2.0.

After a couple of minutes LAMS 2.0 will have started. In your browser type the server URL that you specified in the lams.configuration file, and you should be at the lams homepage.

To shutdown LAMS 2.0 go to (jboss directory)/bin and type:
> sudo ./shutdown.sh -S

LAMS 2.0 will take a few moments to shut down. To check if LAMS 2.0 has shut down correctly, type the following on Linux:
> ps -ef | grep java

Or type the following on Macintosh
> ps -A | grep Java

Using the Java Wrapper

If you chose to install the java wrapper, then you should have a few extra files in your <jboss-4.0.2 dir>/bin, namely "lams-2.0.sh" and "wrapper". Make these executable by typing:

chmod a+x *

If you wish to make LAMS a service that starts every time your machine starts up, you need to copy the init.d script (lams-2.0.sh) into the /etc/init.d folder. For more inforamtion about setting up a service, see  the web tutorial

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