[Deploying Sakai] Sakai fails to load.

Aaron Zeckoski azeckoski at unicon.net
Mon Jan 20 08:26:42 PST 2014

I assume you refer to this wiki page:

That has been used by literally hundreds of developers around the work
to setup Sakai successfully. It is not incorrect as you say and has
been proven over and over to work. There could be some details which
could be better but if you follow these steps precisely it will work.
If you are stuck on a specific step then please ask for help but I
don't think anyone is going to spend the time to rewrite the steps in
Once you have things setup on your laptop following this guide it
should be fairly easy to get it working on any system but you should
start by getting it working locally first. Then you will be able to
determine which steps are required.

> Especially considering it gives differing values for JAVA_OPTS.

Of the 2 places where JAVA_OPTS are given, the first mentions you
should refer to the second section for the values. Please do that.

> However, this doesn't work. The wiki is quite unclear on what to do, and it
> is odd that
> Sakai would require a nonstandard installation. Are the systems
> administrators around
> the world using Sakai on Linux really manually installing Tomcat?
> That's hard to believe.

That is the case. Certainly for every installation I am familiar with anyway.

Good luck

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Gesh hseG <gesh at gesh.uni.cx> wrote:
> Can you please explain to me, step by step, what I need to do from a vanilla
> Debian install
> to obtain a server running Sakai 2.9.3? The wiki seems to be giving
> incorrect instructions.

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