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From Ken Krugler <>
Subject Re: One quick work-around for multiple Solr webapps in Resin
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 04:31:29 GMT
Hi Yonik,

>Very early on, some parameters were read from web.xml, and configured like so:
>   <context-param>
>     <param-name>solar.schema</param-name>
>     <param-value>schema.xml</param-value>
>   </context-param>
>   <context-param>
>     <param-name>solar.indexdir</param-name>
>     <param-value>index</param-value>
>   </context-param>

Ah, that explains it.

>I'm not sure which is better, contex or init params (both are
>available at init() time), but this is an alternative to the jindi
>approach recently discussed.

 From what little I've seen of Resin servlets, if a parameter is only 
being used inside the init() method, then typically it's specified 
using the <init-param> tag. Don't know if that's Resin-specific or 

>The advantage to the jindi approach is that it doesn't require editing
>of the Solr war, and hence easier upgrading - just copy it into place.

Yes, that would be easier - having to update the web.xml after Resin 
runs once (to unpack the .war) is kind of a pain.

>  If there is a need, we could support both... it would just be a
>matter of deciding which config had precedence in the case that
>multiple mechanisms are used.

I only did it this way because I knew how to get it working, versus 
the jindi approach :) So I've got no special reason to ask for 
ongoing support of the init-param technique.

-- Ken

>On 4/19/06, Ken Krugler <> wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>>  Just a quick note about how I did this.
>>  One caveat - I'm using a slightly older version of Solr, without
>>  solr.solr.home support.
>>  Also, this is fragile in the sense that it relies on (a) the current
>>  working directory being the Resin home directory, and (b) the path to
>>  the webapp must be ./webapps/<webapp name>.
>>  Anyway, for what it's worth...
>>  1. In's init() method, change the beginning to be:
>>       // See if the web.xml for this instance of the Resin servlet 
>>is specifying
>>       // an explicit location for our configuration data.
>>       String configdir = getInitParameter("solr.configdir");
>>       if (configdir != null) {
>>"Setting solr.configdir to " + configdir);
>>          System.setProperty("solr.configdir", configdir);
>>       }
>>  Note that relative to the original source (at least my version), it's
>>  just getInitParameter(), not getServletContext().getInitParameter(),
>>  and the name of the parameter is solr.configdir (all lower-case), not
>>  solr.configDir.
>>  2. Build and deploy the Solr webapp to Resin. Mine is called
>>  solr-notes for this example.
>>  3. In the webapp's web.xml 
>>  a. Uncomment out the first three system-property lines (as noted in
>>  the comment, to work around a bug in Resin)
>>  b. Add an init-param to the servlet section:
>>     <servlet>
>>       <servlet-name>SolrServer</servlet-name>
>>       <display-name>Solr</display-name>
>>       <description>Solr Server</description>
>>       <servlet-class>org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrServlet</servlet-class>
>>       <load-on-startup>0</load-on-startup>
>>       <init-param solr.configdir="./webapps/solr-notes/conf/"/>
>>     </servlet>
>>  4. Copy the contents of the Solr config directory to
>>  <resin_root>/webapps/solr-notes/conf. As part of this, you can edit
>>  solrconfig.xml to specify the location of the data directory as:
>>     <dataDir>./webapps/solr-notes/data/</dataDir>
>>  5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 for the second webapp, with a different name.
>>  -- Ken

Ken Krugler
Krugle, Inc.
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