NukesFromScratch

Here's a scratch pad for the installation and customization of Nukes from the ground up.

 

I'm interested in

 

  • timing how long it takes for each step

  • referencing existing documentation

  • leaving a trail for others doing the same thing.

  • creating a customized (look and feel, various modules) portal for my own uses.

 

 

The end configuration will be Fedora Core 1, MySQL 4.0.18, JBoss 3.2.3, an Apache config. (on the final server)

 

 

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*Step 1: Ensure JBoss is configured correctly*

 

This configuration begins at 2:13 pm, AEST.

 

 

DevlocalhostDev$ sudo /usr/sbin/adduser -d /opt/jboss-3.2.3/ jboss

 

DevlocalhostDev$ sudo chpasswd jboss

 

Changing password for user jboss.

 

New password:

 

Retype new password:

 

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

 

DevlocalhostJboss3.2.3$

 

DevlocalhostJboss3.2.3$ su - jboss

 

Password:

 

JbosslocalhostJboss$

 

 

 

 

    • setting up the JBoss ENV Var:

 

I added mine to /etc/profile:

 

 

  1. ENV var.s

 

JBOSS_HOME=/opt/jboss-3.2.3

 

export JBOSS_HOME

 

 

 

    • changing the permissions in JBOSS_HOME for new jboss user:

 

DevlocalhostOpt$ sudo chown -R jboss:jboss jboss-3.2.3

 

 

    • Checking that JBoss starts:

 

Jbosslocalhost$ su - jboss

 

Password:

 

Jbosslocalhost$ ls

 

bin client docs lib server

 

Jbosslocalhost$ cd bin

 

JbosslocalhostBin$ ls

 

classpath.sh jboss_init_redhat.sh run.jar shutdown.bat twiddle.bat

 

deployer.bat run.bat run.log shutdown.jar twiddle.jar

 

deployer.sh run.conf run.sh shutdown.sh twiddle.sh

 

JbosslocalhostBin$ ./run.sh

 

...

 

14:54:14,865 INFO Server JBoss (MX MicroKernel) 3.2.3buildCVSTagJBoss_3_2_3Date200311301445 Started in 53s:716ms

 

 

 

Looks good so far!

 

 

*Step 2:Download JBoss Nukes snapshot from CVS*

 

This configuration begins at 2:56 pm, AEST.

 

 

 

I downloaded the snapshot from HEAD to my development account (dev) and unzipped the tar archive with:

 

DevlocalhostJava$ gunzip nukes-snapshot.tar.gz

 

DevlocalhostJava$ tar -xvf nukes-snapshot.tar

 

 

 

 

 

*Step 3:Build JBoss Nukes snapshot *

 

This configuration begins at 3:08 pm, AEST.

 

 

 

    • There are several build steps to follow; build nukes, build an installer .war, deploy to JBoss:

(1)

 

DevlocalhostJava$ cd nukes-snapshot/build

 

DevlocalhostBuild$ chmod +x build.sh

 

DevlocalhostBuild$ ./build.sh

 

...

 

BUILD SUCCESSFUL

 

Total time: 1 minute 30 seconds

 

 

 

(2)

 

Building the installer:

 

DevlocalhostDistrib$ ./build.sh installer

 

NOTE - make sure you use the 'installer' argument.

 

 

 

3)

 

DevlocalhostDistrib$ ./build.sh deploy-installer <-- this step failed, it deploys directly to JBOSS_HOME and must have permission to write there.

 

 

 

DevlocalhostDistrib$ sudo ./build.sh deploy-installer

 

Password:

 

Searching for build.xml ...

 

 

 

Afterwards, the nukes-installer.war file will be in $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy and will be owned by root.

 

To fix this, change the perm.s to the jboss acount:

 

DevlocalhostDistrib$ sudo chown jboss:jboss  /opt/jboss-3.2.3/server/default/deploy/nukes-installer.war

 

 

 

*Step 4: Run nukes-installer.war *

 

This configuration begins at 3:38 pm, AEST.

 

 

Following the instructions, I boot up JBoss and visit http://localhost:8080/nukes-installer/install

    • A license appears - accept it.

    • Datasource configuration details appear. (taking a break at 3:43 pm)

 

(4:36 pm)

*Step 4: Set up MySQL user and JDBC URL *

 

 

  • Setup mysql, following documentation, placing the mysql/bin dir on your users path.

 

    • Enter mysql as root:

 

MysqllocalhostMysqlStandard4.0.18PcLinuxI686$ mysql --user=root --password mysql

 

Enter password:

 

...

 

mysql>

 

    • Create a nukes database:

 

mysql> create database nukesdb;

 

Query OK, 1 row affected (0.09 sec)

 

 

 

 

    • Create a `nukes' user that can connect from any host and do what is required on the nukesdb database:

 

mysql> grant SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE,CREATE,DROP on nukesdb. to nukes@localhost identified by 'nukes';

 

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

 

 

mysql> grant SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE,CREATE,DROP on nukesdb. to nukes@'%' identified by 'nukes_connection_password';

 

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

 

 

 

    • Log out from root and reconnect as nukes user to nukesdb:

 

MysqllocalhostMysqlStandard4.0.18PcLinuxI686$ mysql --user=nukes --password nukesdb

 

Enter password:

 

...

 

mysql>

 

 

 

 

 

DevlocalhostOpt$ sudo tar -xzvf mysql-connector-java-3.0.11-stable.tar.gz

 

 

 

    • copy the mysql-connector-java-3.0.11-stable-bin.jar to $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/lib:

 

 

    • Here's a list of the input parameters I used in the datasource configuration form:

 

      • Database Type: MySQL

 

      • Database Driver: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

 

      • Database URL: jdbc:mysql://localhost

 

      • Dabatase Name: nukesdb

 

      • Database User: nukes

 

      • Database Password: 

 

 

 

    • Select which modules to install: 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the web based installation is seamless.

 

finished - 6:07 pm

 

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