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From Walter Underwood <>
Subject Re: Changing contextRoot from /solr to /
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:29:58 GMT
Put Apache in front of it and rewrite all the URLs.

Walter Underwood

On Feb 6, 2015, at 6:08 AM, Andrea Gazzarini <> wrote:

> Sorry I didn't read your email carefully: the rename workaround doesn't work if you want
to publish a webapp on "/"
> On 02/06/2015 02:51 PM, Andrea Gazzarini wrote:
>> That config parameter is within the <solrCloud> section while you are talking
about a standalone server.
>> The context root of a webapp is not something you can configure within the webapp
itself, each server has is own way to do that.
>> The simplest (but definitely no "elegant") way is to rename the solr.war under your
deployment directory; this works with many servlet engines / application server - Jetty, Tomcat,
JBoss, Weblogic, Websphere (most probably also with the others)
>> On 02/06/2015 02:15 PM, Avanish Raju wrote:
>>> I want to serve solr as a standalone server on a specific port, and need to
>>> change the contextRoot from /solr to /
>>> (I need to include some health checks on / which I will add to the solr.war)
>>> I've tried changing my node1/solr/solr.xml's hostContext variable to
>>> $(hostContext:) instead of $(hostContext:solr) but this didn't change
>>> anything athttp://localhost:8983/solr/. And if I go to
>>> http://localhost:8983/, I get the following error:
>>> Error 404 - Not Found. No context on this server matched or handled this
>>> request. Contexts known to this server are: /solr --->
>>> o.e.j.w.WebAppContext{/solr,file:/home/yaraju_gmail_com/solr-4.10.3/node1/solr-webapp/webapp/},/home/yaraju_gmail_com/solr-4.10.3/node1/webapps/solr.war
>>> What is the right way to do this?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Avanish

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