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Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 by Matt Butcher

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Chapter 2. Installing OpenCms

This chapter walks through the process of installing and configuring OpenCms. In the last chapter, it was mentioned that OpenCms can run on a wide range of platforms and configurations, but we will focus on the two most common platforms, Linux/MySQL/Tomcat and Windows/MySQL/Tomcat, in this chapter. Installation on other platforms is similar enough for these instructions to suffice. We will cover:

  • Prerequisites for installing OpenCms
  • Deploying the opencms.war file
  • Installing OpenCms with the Setup Wizard
  • Configuring the client
  • Troubleshooting the installation

Prerequisites

OpenCms will need a configured relational database and a functioning servlet engine. We will use MySQL for the database and Tomcat for the servlet engine. ...

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