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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: manifoldcf 0.5 from Windows Dev machine to Debian Server
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 10:26:29 GMT
Did you use Tomcat on Windows?

There is a -D switch you need to use when starting Tomcat which tells
ManifoldCF web applications where to find the properties.xml file.  It
may be that you'd need to make modifications to the tomcat startup
(/etc/init.d/tomcat6) to set that property.

The other thing to note is that, unless you change something explicit,
under Debian tomcat runs as the "tomcat6" user.  So your sync
directory has to be both readable and writeable by that user, as well
as the user that runs the agents process.  Indeed, at MetaCarta we
gave up and ran everything as the tomcat6 user - it seemed easier.


On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:14 AM, Marcus Kröller
<> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> for searching internal resources (MySQL DBs, Wiki, Filesystem, own JDBC
> based connector) we have created a ManifoldCF and Solr instance (0.5 and
> 3.4). "Development" happened on Windows (7) machines and everything is
> running as desired.
> Now I am facing the challenge of getting it all to run on a Debian Server
> with a Tomcat6 and PGSQl 8.4 on the same machine. Configuration paths should
> be adjusted properly. The webapps and the agent start individually. We are
> using scripts calling the JAVA command API as well as the servlet API via
> curl (easier for connection/job creation using json files) to initialise DB,
> register Agent, connectors, connections etc. (which have been translated to
> bash including EOL characters).
> The problem is: following the script the servlet API does not respond and
> the Crawler UI hangs on the empty template when requesting any of the lists
> (Connections, Jobs, etc.). When restoring a database dump from the Windows
> machine these lists are accessible but starting the Agent process leads to
> the same non reacting behavior.
> I imagine I am facing permission issues for the synch directory but was
> unable to find documentation or similar issues and I would unfortunately not
> consider myself a Linux professional.
> Any input would be highly appreciated.
> Regards and thank you,
> Marcus Kröller
> Student Research Assistant - Fraunhofer IGD Rostock

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