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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Startup fails for geronimo 2.2 when using a symbolic link for
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:17:43 GMT

On Jun 4, 2010, at 11:52 AM, Sarah Brake wrote:

> I'm trying to startup a geronimo 2.2 server using a symlink for, but the server
does not start up successfully.  We use this same setup for version 2.1.4 and do not have
these problems.
> I have geronimo 2.2 installed on a device at /opt/geronimo-jetty7-javaee5-2.2.
> I created a symlink to this directory using the following command:
> $ ln -s /opt/geronimo-jetty7-javaee5-2.2/ current
> I then created a symlink to
> $ ln -s current/bin/
> If I run 
> $ ./
> the server fails to start up, having problems with starting console-jetty.  A partial
trace is located below.
> If I run the command directly from the /opt/geronimo-jetty7-javaee5-2.2/bin
directory, the server starts up without error.

I don't really know why this worked on 2.1.4 and now doesn't work on 2.2. Pretty sure the
problem is related to your GERONIMO_HOME setting. I don't think GERONIMO_HOME is being set
differently. More that Geronimo 2.2 is probably more sensitive...

Starting geronimo 2.2 normally:

Using GERONIMO_HOME:   /home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2
Using GERONIMO_TMPDIR: var/temp

Starting geronimo 2.2 with your symbolic links:

Using GERONIMO_HOME:   /home/kevan/current/
Using GERONIMO_TMPDIR: var/temp

If I set GERONIMO_HOME=/home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee2.2 and run with the symbolic links,
the server starts correctly. 

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