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23 October 2009

JForum on OpenSolaris

I decided to go ahead and setup a forum for one of the projects I am working on.  I already had a zone setup that was hosting a "coming soon" page.

Looking around, I spent quite awhile trying to decide which forum software I was going to use.  As a Java developer, I decided to go with a Java-based one so that it is easier for me to maintain.  I ended up choosing JForum.

Installation was actually pretty easy.  Getting the forums configured not so much (by default new forums were not visible until I went and reconfigured every user group -- each time I added a forum -- very annoying).

I had zlogin'd to the domain and:

# pkg install SUNWtcat
# pkg install SUNWj6dvx
# svcadm enable tomcat6

Checking port 8080 on the domain I saw that tomcat was indeed running.

I downloaded jforum-2.1.8.war and placed it as: /var/tomcat6/webapps/jforum.war

Going to http://THEMACHINE:8080/jforum/install.jsp I specified to use HSQLDB, UTF-8, my URLs and a password.

Still a few things I'd like to fix, but as of now the forums are working.

22 October 2009

Gnome-terminal just disappears after upgrading to snv_125

After upgrading today, I was unable to launch the terminal.  Let me correct that -- the window would come up, but before any text was displayed it would close.  I didn't see any error messages or logs or anything that indicated what the problem was.

Then I found bug #6892167.  To verify if that was my problem, I went up to "Applications | Run Application" and did 'gnome-terminal -e /bin/bash'.  It launched fine.

Confirmed, I followed the instructions in the workaround to the best of my ability.  The "old" copy of the libvte I had was 9.6.0, but it still appears to work.  Also, I was unable to unmount the old boot environment without forcing (-f) it.

All seems to work now.