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From Peter Petersson <>
Subject Re: How to install and run geronimo in linux?
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2008 23:37:13 GMT
Hi there

As you are new to linux maybe you also want some directions on bits and 
pieces specific to G on linux. The following is some basic stuff so if 
you feel you are comfortable with linux you wont find much of interest 
in it ;)

Although it may (almost) be a question of taste (arguable) a good place 
to "untar"  ( tar zxvf gernoimo-xxxxx-tar.gz ) Geronimo would be in 
/usr/local (at least on a server install) and to get it running without 
any special environment settings for java (as I assume you already have 
installed) you can create and place a file called (its a 
script file) in <geronimo-home>/bin (make it executable (x) with the 
command "chmod og+x") containing something like this

JAVA_OPTS="-Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -Xms128M 
-Xmx512M -server"

Naturally the JAVA_HOME setting depends on where your particular 
distribution puts java (or how you have it set up) the above is on a 
ubuntu system with sun:s java 1.5.x installed. Now to start the server 
just open a console and cd to <geronimo home>/bin and execute the 
command "./" it will start the server. To keep track on whats 
going on you may want to take a "tail" peek at G:s log files so in a 
console, cd to <geronimo-home>/var/log and execute the command "tail -f 
geronimo.log" (there is also a geronimo.out log file).

Also as mentioned by others a good place start for the G bits is on

  peter petersson

newbie-gero wrote:
> Hi, i just started to use linux and i like to start using geronimo on linux
> platform. However i cannot find any installation guide for linux. Can i know
> where i can find it or some guidance from you guys or did i miss the
> installation guide?
> I saw there are 3 types to down load, one is j2ee certified, one is little g
> and another is source.
> Which one is better? currently i download the source type.
> Thanks

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