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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: compiling Solr
Date Sat, 02 Sep 2017 17:18:15 GMT
I just hit that page with a sledgehammer and redirected people to the
"How to Contribute" page.

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:
> On 7/13/2017 2:16 PM, Steve Pruitt wrote:
>> I have been following the instructions on the Solr Wiki for compiling Solr.  I started
with the 6.6 source.  The only thing I did different was download the src directly.  I did
not use Subversion.
>> I made through step 7 - Compile application with no problems.  However, the dist
folder contains newly build snapshot jars, but no war file.
> As noted by Daniel on your other reply, that page is very out of date.
> This is more current:
> There has been no war file in the dist directory since version 5.0.0,
> and there has been no war file produced *at all* since version 5.3.0.
> If you run "ant server", then you will get a runnable server.  Once
> that's done, type "bin/solr start" or "bin\solr start" to start Solr,
> depending on the operating system.
> I agree with Daniel on another point:  If you aren't intending to
> immediately jump into editing the source code, then you should download
> the binary distribution, which is ready to run right away.
> You can also run "ant package" to create your own local copy of the
> binary distribution with a SNAPSHOT version number.
> Thanks,
> Shawn

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