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From "Erik B. Craig" <>
Subject Re: Geronimo 2.0.1 on Ubuntu
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 21:18:27 GMT


What is your output when you attempt to stop the server with
/bin/ stop?
Is it something like this?
Locating server on port 1099...
Could not communicate with the server.  The server may not be running or the
port number may be incorrect.

On 10/1/07, Mark Aufdencamp <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I attended the Ohio Linux Fest ( this weekend and
> decided to get adventurous by installing Geronimo 2 on my clean Ubuntu
> workstation.
> I was able to install the Sun 1.5 JRE and JDK successfuly and was quite
> impressed with the package managements ability to give me java -version
> and javac -version responses on the first try.  However, the package
> manager did not set the JAVA_HOME environment variable in the bashrc.
> Geronimo's scripts require the environment variable.  Fortunately, I'm
> familiar with linux and java environment variables and had an "export
> JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/" (update-java-alternatives -l)
> without any need to google.
> I downloaded and extracted both Eclipse-Europa-JEE5 and Geronimo-2.0.1.
> Eclipse started with a simple double click and I was open for business,
> minus an application server of course.  Geronimo decided that it
> wouldn't be as easy.
> I attempted to start Geronimo a couple times and then dug into the log
> files.  I discovered the j2ee-security server GBean did not want to
> start with a "Cannot bind to URL [rmi://]:"
> error message logged.  This also identified the /etc/hostname as the
> binding attempt name (UbuntuBox). I reviewed my network hosts
> configuration file and discovered that I did not have a host name
> without the domain defined on the loopback address.  After chasing a few
> things in Ubuntu's Network configuration, I finally named the host
> UbuntuBox.domain.tld, which now appears in the /etc/hostname file.  I
> was then able to successfully start the server.   For the record,
> Ubuntu's Network utility would not place a single host entry without the
> domain qualifier on it in the /etc/hosts file.
> So now I have a server that was able to start with a valid name up and
> running.  I'm able to log into the console manager, etc..  However, the
> ./ stop command will not shutdown the server.  Any ideas from
> anyone else running on Ubuntu?
> BTW,  I liked what I saw so far on the 2.0 console!
> TIA,
> Mark Aufdencamp

Erik B. Craig

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