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From Peter Petersson <>
Subject Re: Geronimo v2.1 Plan Creator => Deploy Liferay 4.1.1
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:30:04 GMT
I just noticed David is giving you some help on this, don't know why the 
thread was split up into a second one it made me miss the info you got 
from him. I hope my post wont confuse you it was made under the 
assumption of tweaking the cars you got from liferays homepage from 
Geronomo v2.0.2 to Geronomo v2.1.

David I am afraid the liferay project is using ant for build system.

peter petersson

Peter Petersson wrote:
> Hi Jim
> I assume you are trying to install liferay in geronimo and not just 
> generate a new plan, with you do not need to, as Shiva have provided 
> you with one (the geronimo-web.xml).
> Aside from the security dependency issue you have that I hope 
> **someone else** that are more familiar with the security (dependency) 
> changes done between G v2.0.2 and v2.1 will help you with, there are a 
> couple of more things to do:
> As the liferay-portal-geronimo-tomcat car is dependent (if you haven't 
> changed the geronimo-web.xml regarding the db pool) on the 
> liferay-portal-geronimo-derby-pool car, so to successfully install the 
> liferay-portal-geronimo-tomcat car you have to install the derby pool 
> **before** the liferay-portal-geronimo-tomcat car.
> After a smal tweak of the META-INF/geronimo-plugin.xml included in the 
> derby-pool car file you should be able to install the db pool by issuing
> deploy --user <user> --password <passoword> install-plugin <derby pool
car file>
> The geronimo-plugin.xml tweak consist of changing the version tag in 
> the geronimo-plugin.xml to <version>2.1-SNAPSHOT</version> (omit 
> -snapshot for released geronimo). The same command (as above) can then 
> be used on the liferay-portal-geronimo-tomcat car (when the security 
> dependency issue is fixed)
> Maybe this link will be of some help to you even though it is a bit 
> outdated
>  regards
>   peter petersson
> Jim Foster wrote:
>> Shiva Kumar H R wrote:
>>> There are two problems, both in Plan Creator feature:
>>> 1) Error message/Java Exceptions are suppressed by Plan Creator code and
>>> not
>>> shown to the user at all :-(
>>> With liferay-portal-4.4.1.war, when I ran Geronimo in debug mode and
>>> remote
>>> connected via Eclipse (with a break point put at the beginning of
>>> org.apache.geronimo.console.configcreator.JSR88_Util.parseWarReferences()
>>> function inside "plancreator-portlets" module), I found that we are
>>> getting
>>> following exception:
>>> org.apache.geronimo.common.DeploymentException: AbstractWebModuleBuilder:
>>> Could not load servlet class: com.liferay.portal.servlet.MainServlet
>>> Instead of showing this error on Console, plan creator is currently
>>> suppressing it in an empty catch() block.
>>> *GERONIMO-3850<>
>>> *is opened for this.
>>> 2) Secondly, I see that the class it is complaining "
>>> com.liferay.portal.servlet.MainServlet" *does* exist, but inside a
>>> compressed jar ("portal-impl.jar") in WEB-INF/lib directory of WAR. Plan
>>> Creator has a current limitation :-( in resolving such classes. *
>>> GERONIMO-3851 <> *is
>>> opened for this.
>>> Due to these bugs/limitations, I am sorry to say that you will again have
>>> to
>>> create geronimo-web.xml by hand. I found one "geronimo-web.xml" inside
>>> liferay-portal-4.4.1.war itself. I have removed non-existing dependencies
>>> from it and attached it in this mail. Please see if it works. (I guess it
>>> requires some pre-requisite db-pools to be deployed before the WAR can be
>>> deployed). Hope it helps.
>>> ...
>> Hi Shiva,
>> Is there any new word on the origins of the security configuration errors we
>> were seeing?
>> I have spent a good deal of time this week reading everything I could get my
>> hands on, including a healthy chunk of the 120 Geronimo articles up at IBM's
>> developerworks.
>> (

>> However, the most recent I could find that seemed relevant to this issue was
>> on the wiki:
>> However, this is an installation document, and provides little in the way of
>> debugging guidelines, and I  am only now just far enough along in wrapping
>> my head around all the technologies that make up Geronimo to get myself in
>> trouble.
>> Suggestions?
>> Once past this, I would like your advise on how to bring up to date the
>> Liferay-provided .car file for the derby pool. I looked at its contents, and
>> I see that they are clearly wrong (my guess is that they were written for
>> v1.1), but I am not quite sure how to go about fixing it so as to be in
>> alignment with v2.1
>> step at a time though...first the security issue.
>> Thank you for your time, patience, and advise.
>> Jim

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