Last modified on 17 July 2009, at 20:38

WebObjects/Web Applications/Deployment/FreeBSD

Install JavaEdit

Follow the FreeBSD instructions to install the native Java. I (Ari Maniatis) am still using 1.4.2 on our deployment servers, but it is likely that 1.5.x will work fine.

This should also cause the javavmwrapper port to be installed. This makes it easy to switch between different Java VM versions.

Install WebObjectsEdit

Install gtar (the FreeBSD tar doesn't seem to work for me):

portinstall gtar

Mount the WebObjects CD at /mnt/cdrom and then:

cd /mnt/cdrom/Deployment/SOLARIS
./install.sh -license B-111-AAA-111-AAA-111-AAA-111-AAA-111 -altjvm /usr/local/bin/javavm -adaptorsOnly NO -minimalInstall NO -cgibin /usr/local/www/cgi-bin -docroot /usr/local/www/data -woroot /usr/local/apple -gnutar /usr/local/bin/gnutar

To find your license key, look in your developer installation and find it at:

/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaWebObjects.framework/Resources/License.key

The system then needs to know where NEXT_ROOT lives:

edit /etc/profile and add:

NEXT_ROOT=/usr/local/apple
export NEXT_ROOT
OS= FREEBSD
export OS

Log out and then back in to make sure this takes effect.

Apply updatesEdit

If necessary, you can apply updates like this:

sh patcher.sh -install WO51Solaris522.tar.gzip

You can download the patcher.sh shell script and the gzip update from Apple's website.

Install the Apache adaptorEdit

TODO: I've tried but failed to get this working with Apache2


Configure ApacheEdit

Add the configuration file: cp $NEXT_ROOT/Developer/Examples/WebObjects/Source/Adaptors/Apache/apache.conf /usr/local/etc/apache/webobjects.conf

Add the line:

Include /usr/local/etc/apache/webobjects.conf
  • before* LoadModule rewrite_module

Add the line:

AddModule mod_WebObjects.c
  • after* AddModule mod_rewrite.c

Edit the configuration file at /usr/local/etc/apache/webobjects.conf:

comment out the line "AddModule mod_WebObjects.c"
replace LOCAL_LIBRARY_DIR/WebServer/Documents with /usr/local/www/data

Create a startup scripts for wotaskd and javamonitorEdit

Create /usr/local/etc/rc.d/110.wotaskd.sh

#!/bin/sh

NEXTROOT=/usr/local/Apple

case "$1" in
        start)
                if [ -x /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe ]; then
                export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
                export NEXT_ROOT=${NEXTROOT}
                ${NEXTROOT}/Library/WebObjects/JavaApplications/wotaskd.woa/wotaskd &
                        echo -n ' wotaskd'
                fi
                ;;
        stop)
                echo "not supported"
                ;;
        *)
                echo ""
                echo "Usage: `basename $0` { start | stop }"
                echo ""
                exit 64
                ;;
esac

Create /usr/local/etc/rc.d/150.javamonitor.sh

#!/bin/sh

PATH=/usr/local/bin
NEXTROOT=/usr/local/Apple

case "$1" in
        start)
                        export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
                        export NEXT_ROOT=${NEXTROOT}
                        ${NEXTROOT}/Library/WebObjects/JavaApplications/JavaMonitor.woa/JavaMonitor -WOPort 6666 &
                        echo -n 'JavaMonitor'
                        ;;
        stop)
                echo "not supported"
                ;;
        *)
                echo ""
                echo "Usage: `basename $0` { start | stop }"
                echo ""
                exit 64
                ;;
esac