some notes from trying to install jira.
-the separate war deployment completely sucks with all the things being overly hard to configure. compare to hudson install etc..
-good tutorial: http://www.iainlbc.com/2010/08/tutorial-how-to-install-atlassian-jira-4-standalone-on-red-hat-enterprise-linux/
steps to do:
sudo mkdir /opt/jira
(apparently /opt is a place for optional stuff to install by user..)
(so you are not supposed to copy the unzipped dir but its contents..)
sudo mkdir /opt/jira/home
(so you did not just make the home dir in the first step but now you made it..)
sudo emacs -nw
(so this is where the config file is.. docs are very unclear)
change the line with jira.home to
now you would think you are done but not..
create a user to run jira
sudo adduser jira-tomcat
(enter whatever user details as it asks, make them up)
now we can try to run tomcat, the magic string being
sudo -u jira-tomcat ./startup.sh
but.. if you do that, it fails with error about cache dir if not everything else so we need this
sudo chown -R jira-tomcat work/ temp/ logs/ home/
after this you might think it works.. but not, fails with error about database in /opt/jira/logs/catalina.out
to fix, you need to create the “database” dir only noted in the comments of the jira website docs (eh?)
sudo mkdir database
sudo chown -R jira-tomcat database/
sudo -u jira-user ./startup.sh
and now it should finally work. if not, catalina.log i guess..