[Ala-portal] getting started issues

Tim Robertson [GBIF] trobertson at gbif.org
Wed Jun 18 21:50:14 CEST 2014

Hi Miguel

One of the goals of the forthcoming workshop is to clean up legacy documentation such as that which you have stumbled upon.  You are following old guides there I am afraid.

Please can you start here: http://dev.gbif.org/wiki/display/ALA/01+Essential+tools+and+environment+configurations

The installation is actually run as an Ansible playbook now and not the shell script you were using.  Once Ansible is set up, and you have a target host, the installation should be very straightforward.

Sorry about this - it looks like you made great progress though so I am sure you learnt something about the underlying pieces at least. 


On 18 Jun 2014, at 18:50, Miguel Carboni <mcarboni at mincyt.gob.ar> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm following the getting started page from:
> https://code.google.com/p/ala-portal/wiki/GettingStarted
> And had a couple of minor issues:
> - When I try to download cassandra and solr, the cited releases aren't
> available in mirror sites. I've downloaded this ones:
> http://apache.dattatec.com/cassandra/1.2.16/apache-cassandra-1.2.16-bin.tar.gz
> http://apache.dattatec.com/lucene/solr/4.8.1/solr-4.8.1.tgz
> I also had a little issue "unzip" the taxon.tgz. It looks like if it
> weren't zipped, just tared.
> $ tar xf taxon.tgz
> Will do.
> For the biocache service, the
> http://ala-portal.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/biocache-service/biocache-config/applicationContext.xml.empty download link was broken. Is this a valid one?
> http://ala-portal.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/biocache-service/config/applicationContext.xml.empty
> Is this properties file correct?
> http://ala-portal.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/biocache-service/config/biocache-config.properties
> I've found many references to remote servers. I've already changed the
> solrHome. Should I change any other?
> When I get to the biocache cli. If i press Enter or call any command I
> get 
> $ java -cp .:biocache.jar -Xmx2g -Xms2g  au.org.ala.util.CommandLineTool
> ----------------------------
> | Biocache management tool |
> ----------------------------
> Please supply a command or hit ENTER to view command list. 
> biocache> healthcheck
> BANG! Guice exceptions! The full exception is in the attached file.
> Any clue? Is there any jar missing in the classpath or any configuration
> file missing?
> Thank you very much in advance and best regards,
> Miguel
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