[Deploying Sakai] Maven hangs with "WAGON_VERSION: 1.0-beta-2"

Paul Gibbs pgibbsjr at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 21 14:39:35 PDT 2009

Just wanted to write and update everyone on where things stand here.

I was finally able to get 2.6.x product installed on Debian 5. I have created a detailed step-by-step list of instructions which I will post at some point in an effort to help others. I found the process of getting up and running very frustrating. The documents are scattered across the site, and I needed to integrate the Confluence docs with the instructions on 2.3.x from Serensoft to get the details on configuring the software for a specific Linux distribution. The order of the installation steps does not exactly read in a step-by-step manner, with database instructions coming at the end of the document rather than in the middle of the document, and important details being left out (such as where to place variables, what user to run the project under, etc.). Nevertheless, much of the installation documentation is very carefully and thoughtfully written, with background provided for new users on why Maven is used, how the sakai.properties file works, etc. It is evident that someone went through a lot of trouble to create the installation instructions, and it would only take a bit more tweaking for them to realize their underlying desire to create a helpful installation guide for new users. Primarily, it would be very helpful to have a step-by-step, type-this-type-that set of instructions for at least one Linux distribution taking the user from a fresh system installation to product functionality.

One additional quesiton--does anyone know where I could download the sak-new skin (or any other Sakai skins for that matter)? Most open source products have a downloads section where people can upload and download product themes. I have searched all over the place for this, and all I can find is http://skinmanager.edia.nl/portal, which allows you to view skins, but not download them. I really like the sak-new skin, but I don't know where to download it.

Thanks to any one who can help (and to everyone else for putting up with my ramblings)! :)


> From: pgibbsjr at hotmail.com
> To: production at collab.sakaiproject.org
> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:54:27 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Deploying Sakai] Maven hangs with "WAGON_VERSION: 1.0-beta-2"
> Wow. I'm stunned--this is seriously the most helpful and responsive listserv I have ever joined. I received five responses within a matter of hours! Thank you!
> I am going to try again with more RAM later today.
> Where does everyone keep their environment variables? I created a standard user called sakai and gave the user rights on the tomcat directory, then created a variables.sh file in the user's home directory, sourced from .bashrc (I'm using Debian 5). Is that the normal way to do it?
> Paul Gibbs
> Sent from my BlackBerry (267.261.4453)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Whyte <arwhyte at umich.edu>
> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:14:22 
> To: <pgibbsjr at hotmail.com>
> Cc: <production at collab.sakaiproject.org>; <david.horwitz at uct.ac.za>
> Subject: Re: [Deploying Sakai] Maven hangs with "WAGON_VERSION: 1.0-beta-2"
> Paul--Sakai 2.5.4 tag and artifacts were built using Maven 2.0.8  
>  (2.0.6+ is the recommended version).  So far as I am aware you are  
>  the first to try and build it using Maven 2.1.0.  Can you back out  
>  your Maven install and use instead Maven 2.0.10 or 2.0.8 available  
>  from the archives.
>  2.0.10
>  http://maven.apache.org/download.html <http://maven.apache.org/download.html> 
>  Archives
>  http://archive.apache.org/dist/maven/binaries/ <http://archive.apache.org/dist/maven/binaries/> 
>  Cheers,
>  Anthony
>  On Apr 10, 2009, at 3:13 AM, Paul Gibbs wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I'm trying to install Sakai. I have installed JDK 1.5 update 18,  
>  > Tomcat 5.5, Maven 2.1.0, and all successfully give me version  
>  > listings. I have set my variables per the 2.5 install guide (http:// 
>  > confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/DOC/Install+Guide+- 
>  > +Source+Install+%282.5%29) and downloaded sakai-2-5-4 through SVN.  
>  > I went and successfully ran Maven on the sakai/master/pom.xml. When  
>  > I back out to sakai/ and run Maven, it spits out a bunch of "[INFO]  
>  > Somethingsomething" lines and then says
>  >
>  > WAGON_VERSION: 1.0-beta-2
>  >
>  > Nothing else happens after that. Although the CPU is chugging away,  
>  > disk usage is close to nothing. Does anyone have any idea  
>  > whatsoever as to what might be going on? Or at least perhaps point  
>  > me in the right direction? (I don't even know what this means, much  
>  > less how to troubleshoot it.) I'm hoping someone here can help  
>  > me...I've been at this for days now. (!)
>  >
>  > Thank you!
>  >
>  > Paul Gibbs
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
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