Installation Of Liferay Portal 6.0.5 Community Edition With Java And MySQL On Ubuntu 10.04 Server

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Submitted by owainbaber (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2010-09-10 17:02. :: Ubuntu

Installation Of Liferay Portal 6.0.5 Community Edition With Java And MySQL On Ubuntu 10.04 Server

Liferay Portal is an enterprise web platform for building business solutions that deliver immediate results and long-term value. Get the benefits of packaged applications and an enterprise application framework in a single solution.

For this tutorial I am assuming you are logged in as root and have MySQL server already installed.

 

1. Install Java JDK

a) First we will create a directory for java:

mkdir /usr/java

 

b) Now we must download the JDK.

For this tutorial I will be using the 64bit version, if you are using the 32bit version of Ubuntu you will need to download the i586 version.
Go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk6-jsp-136632.html and download 'jdk-6u21-linux-x64.bin' to the java directory you created in step 1.

 

c) Now we will make the bin file executable and run it:

cd /usr/java
chmod +x jdk-6u21-linux-x64.bin
./jdk-6u21-linux-x64.bin

 

d) We must insert the following lines inside /etc/profile for both JDK6 and Liferay Portal.

Open /etc/profile:

nano /etc/profile

Insert the following lines on a new line at the bottom of the file:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_21
export LIFERAY_HOME=/usr/liferay/liferay-portal-6.0.5/tomcat-6.0.26
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$LIFERAY_HOME/bin:$PATH

 

e) Ensure that JAVA_HOME and LIFERAY_HOME environment are correctly set. To do this, open a new terminal and type the following commands:

echo $JAVA_HOME
echo $LIFERAY_HOME

 

2. Create the database

Login to MySQL:

mysql -u root –p

Create a database:

CREATE DATABASE lportal DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8;
quit;

For this tutorial I will be using the MySQL root account.

 

3. Create a directory for Liferay

mkdir /usr/liferay

 

4. Install Liferay

a) Download and extract the Liferay with Tomcat bundle community edition to /usr/liferay

Liferay can be downloaded here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lportal/files/Liferay%20Portal/6.0.5/liferay-portal-tomcat-6.0.5.zip/download

As I am primarily a Windows user I download and extract Liferay within Windows and copy the extracted folder to /usr/liferay using WinSCP.

 

b) If you plan to use this installation in a production environment remove default bundled sample data from $LIFERAY_HOME/webapps

Delete these folders:

sevencogs-hook
sevencogs-mobile-theme
sevencogs-theme

 

c) Create the Portal.Ext.Properties File

cd $LIFERAY_HOME/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes
nano portal-ext.properties

Insert the following:

#
# MySQL 
#
jdbc.default.driverClassName=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver 
jdbc.default.url=jdbc:mysql://localhost/lportal?useUnicode=true&characterEn coding=UTF-8&useFastDateParsing=false
jdbc.default.username=root
jdbc.default.password=password
schema.run.enabled=true
schema.run.minimal=true

Change the username and password as desired.

 

d) Some files need to be executable

cd $LIFERAY_HOME/bin
chmod +x *.sh

 

5. Run Liferay

The following command starts Liferay, initial startup may take some time as the database is created etc. Please be patient.

$LIFERAY_HOME/bin/startup.sh

To access Liferay navigate to http://<Liferay Server IP ADDRESS>:8080

eg: http://192.168.0.1:8080

It may be 10 to 15 minutes before the portal becomes accessible.

 

Links:

Oracle: http://www.oracle.com/
MySQL: http://www.mysql.com/
Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/
Liferay: http://www.liferay.com/


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Submitted by Pk Anane (not registered) on Thu, 2011-10-13 21:57.
Thanks!! worked like a charm