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Guide me through the JForum

 
Shifty Greeny
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Hello. I just downloaded JForum and as of now im on the Second step which is:
Unpacking

After the download, unpack the .ZIP file into your webapp's directory (or anyplace you want to put it). A directory named JForum- will be created, where is the version, which may be "2.0", "2.1.7" etc... this it just for easy version identification.

You can rename the directory if you want. The next step you should do is register the JForum application within your Servlet Container, like Tomcat. This document will use the context name "jforum", but of course you can use any name you want.


And i cant understand what you mean by that. How can I register the jForum application in Apache? and i am using eclipse, how can i use JForum in eclipse?
thank you.

and also in here:

JForum expects that some directories are writable by the webserver. Before you start installing, please check if the following directories, and their sub-directories, exist and have full write permissions:

upload
tmp
images
WEB-INF/config
WEB-INF/jforumLuceneIndex


i dont have the : WEB-INF/jforumLuceneIndex , will that be ok? i downloaded the 1.9 version (the latest)
 
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JForum is a Java web app, so it can't be deployed within Apache - you need a servlet container like Tomcat.

i downloaded the 1.9 version (the latest)

There are a couple of different JForum versions, but none with version 1.9; where did you download that?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:JForum is a Java web app, so it can't be deployed within Apache - you need a servlet container like Tomcat.

i downloaded the 1.9 version (the latest)

There are a couple of different JForum versions, but none with version 1.9; where did you download that?


hi, im sorry it was JForum v 2.1.9 . Yes I now have Apache Tomcat 7 installed in my pc. Then, what i did was, I pasted the whole folder of JForum inside the webapps of my apache, was that right? then I tried to run it, but it gives me an error.

HTTP Status 404 - /jforum2/

type Status report

message /jforum2/

description The requested resource is not available.

Apache Tomcat/7.0.30

hope you can help me.
 
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The simplest way to get going is probably to grab a ready-made war file from https://code.google.com/p/jforum2/downloads/list. That's a fork of the original JForum (of which 2.1.9 is the latest) which is still being maintained.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:The simplest way to get going is probably to grab a ready-made war file from https://code.google.com/p/jforum2/downloads/list. That's a fork of the original JForum (of which 2.1.9 is the latest) which is still being maintained.


Do you think that im starting in the wrong way? Can you tell me why can't i run it? Thank you.
 
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I don't remember the steps to get JForum 2.1.9 to run; doesn't it come with any instructions?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:I don't remember the steps to get JForum 2.1.9 to run; doesn't it come with any instructions?

Yes, it does have intructions, that's the reason why im here because, while following these instructions, I encountered an error. this error:



what should i do?
 
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/jforum2/install.jsp

Does the file install.jsp exist in the web app "jforum2"?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
/jforum2/install.jsp

Does the file install.jsp exist in the web app "jforum2"?


Yes, it does contain it, even if i put it simply like this:
localhost//:8081/webapps/jforum2

it still wont work.
 
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It could be that web app did not start up due to errors - in that case the log files would provide more details.
 
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