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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-3617) Consider adding start scripts.
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:17:34 GMT


Uwe Schindler commented on SOLR-3617:

As fan of Ubuntu, please also add a upstart config (/etc/init/solr.conf), thats much easier
to write than stupid shell script with the well known start|stop|... switch :-)
> Consider adding start scripts.
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-3617
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Mark Miller
> I've always found that starting Solr with java -jar start.jar is a little odd if you
are not a java guy, but I think there are bigger pros than looking less odd in shipping some
start scripts.
> Not only do you get a cleaner start command:
> sh or solr.bat or something
> But you also can do a couple other little nice things:
> * it becomes fairly obvious for a new casual user to see how to start the system without
reading doc.
> * you can make the working dir the location of the script - this lets you call the start
script from another dir and still have all the relative dir setup work.
> * have an out of the box place to save startup params like -Xmx.
> * we could have multiple start scripts - say that logged to the console and
default to sys default for RAM - and also solr-prod which was fully configured for logging,
pegged Xms and Xmx at some larger value (1GB?) etc.
> You would still of course be able to make the java cmd directly - and that is probably
what you would do when it's time to run as a service - but these could be good starter scripts
to get people on the right track and improve the initial user experience.

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