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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-3617) Consider adding start scripts.
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:13:35 GMT

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Robert Muir commented on SOLR-3617:
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Somewhat related: it might be worth adding /etc/init.d-type start/stop/etc scripts, at least
one that works for Linux. I'm sure people have these already themselves or are writing their
own.

                
> Consider adding start scripts.
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-3617
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-3617
>             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 solr.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 solr-dev.sh 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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