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We provide installers for various OSes (Linux, Windows, macOSX) and architectures (32 bits and 64 bits). We also provide generic binaries which don't install a daemon.
This document explains how those installers are working, for people who want to get deep into the process. As it, this document is not targeting users, but rather developers.
It's convenient to have a package that can be installed as a daemon. We provide such package. We use a wrapper (Tanuki)
It's quite easy. You need to be in the installers module and launch mvn clean install -P where is one of :
Building a bin installer generates two files :
Those files are scripts concatenated with a tar file. The script will ask you to validate the Apache license, extract the tar file, launch the install.sh script and cleanup temporary files once the installation is done. Here is the layout of the installer once executed, before the installation is ran:
/ | +--/instance | | | +-- config.ldif | | | +-- etc-initd-script | | | +-- log4j.properties | | | +-- wrapper-instance.conf | +--/server | | | +--/bin | | | | | +-- apacheds* | | | | | +-- wrapper* | | | +--/conf | | | | | +-- wrapper.conf | | | +--/lib | | | | | +-- apacheds-service-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT.jar | | | | | +-- apacheds-wrapper-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT.jar | | | | | +-- libwrapper.so | | | | | +-- wrapper-3.2.3.jar | | | +-- NOTICE | | | +-- LICENSE | +--/sh | +-- functions.sh* | +-- install.sh* | +-- variables.sh*
The way the instal.sh script works is that it uses the variable.sh file content to configure the server: each variable (@@) in the /server/bin/apacheds script will be substituted with the default value or the provided value. Here is an exalple of what happens when the script is executed:
$ ./install.sh Where do you want to install ApacheDS? [Default: /opt/apacheds-] Where do you want to install ApacheDS instances? [Default: /var/lib/apacheds-] What name do you want for the default instance? [Default: default] Where do you want to install the startup script? [Default: /etc/init.d]
Here are the variables that can be configured :
Once the installer has been run, the server files are located in various places :
/opt/apacheds-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT | +-- /bin | | | +-- apacheds* | | | +-- wrapper* | +-- /conf | | | +-- wrapper.conf | +-- /lib | +-- apacheds-service-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT.jar | +-- apacheds-wrapper-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT.jar | +-- libwrapper.so | +-- wrapper-3.2.3.jar . . . /var/lib/apacheds-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT | +-- /default | +-- /conf | | | +-- config.ldif | | | +-- log4j.properties | | | +-- wrapper-instance.conf | +-- /log | +-- /partitions | +-- /run . . . /etc/rc.d/init.d | +-- apacheds-2.0.0.AM26-SNAPSHOT-default
In the process, a user and group will be created if they didn't exist beforhand.
NOTE: if one want to run the server with a port under 389, there are some configuration to change, as this is a privileged port.
This plugin just create the initial installer, copying various files in the right place before creating the tar file.
At the end, it calls the createInstaller.sh script that will generate the final package.
Debugging one of the installers maven plugins in Eclipse is quite easy: