[Deploying Sakai] Most hassle-free Linux distribution for 2.7.x?

Steve Swinsburg steve.swinsburg at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 20:54:01 PDT 2010


I think you'll find them all to be similar in terms of Sakai. In any case, the build system we use for Sakai is Apache Maven which fetches dependencies and artifacts from the remote repositories automatically, so it's independent of the OS.

One thing you will want to do is NOT use the built in version of Tomcat, nor any Tomcat installed from a package manager in your OS. Always grab a zip/tar.gz from tomcat.apache.org and extract it yourself, then build Sakai into it. Other tools needed like svn, maven and java can all be managed via the package manager (assuming correct versions are available).


On 15/08/2010, at 9:08 AM, Harish Narayanan wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have been testing and playing with Sakai 2.7.x from svn on my mac
> laptop with MacPorts and everything seems to work great. I would now
> like to migrate testing to a bigger Linux box to better mimic a
> production environment.
> I am leaning toward CentOS or Debian, but is there a standard
> distribution that makes deploying Sakai relatively hassle-free? I ask
> this primarily in terms of ease of obtaining and keeping up-to-date
> Sakai's dependencies. Could you share your experiences?
> Thanks,
> Harish
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