How to install Openmeetings 1.6 rc1 on Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS

This how-to is based onthishow-to written inSpanishfor the 1.5 rc1 openmeetings version.

First we need to add the partner repositories, editing the sources.list file and removing the comments for the partner lines

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

Then install the necessary packages

sudo apt-get install -y java-package sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre mysql-server openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org-calc
sudo apt-get install -y openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-math imagemagick gs-gpl libart-2.0-2 libt1-5 zip unzip bzip2 subversion git-core checkinstall
sudo apt-get install -y yasm texi2html libfaac-dev libfaad-dev libmp3lame-dev libsdl1.2-dev libx11-dev libxfixes-dev libxvidcore-dev zlib1g-dev libogg-dev sox libvorbis0a libvorbis-dev libgsm1 libgsm1-dev libfaad2 flvtool2 lame swftools

Now, for the ffmpeg, it is necessary to download, compile and install it:

wget http://www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-0.6.1.tar.gz
tar -zxvf ffmpeg-0.6.1.tar.gz
cd ffmpeg-0.6.1/
./configure --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libxvid --enable-libvorbis --enable-libgsm --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaac --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree
make
sudo checkinstall

Now that all the dependencies for Openmeetings are met, letӳ start the Openmeetings installation.

Get openmeetings (this includes the Red5 server):

wget http://openmeetings.googlecode.com/files/openmeetings_1_6_rc1_r3621.zip

Extract it and move it to /opt

unzip openmeetings_1_6_rc1_r3621.zip
sudo mv red5 /opt/

Change owner to nobody

sudo chown -R nobody: /opt/red5

Make all the scrips executable

sudo chmod +x /opt/red5/*.sh
sudo chmod +x /opt/red5/webapps/openmeetings/jod/*.sh

Now letӳ create the startup script for openmeetings:

sudo nano /etc/init.d/red5

Paste the following code:

#! /bin/sh
#
# red5 red5 initscript
#
# Author: Simon Eisenmann .
#
set -e
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
DESC="Red5 flash streaming server"
NAME=red5
RED5_HOME=/opt/red5
DAEMON=$RED5_HOME/$NAME.sh
PIDFILE=/var/run/$NAME.pid
SCRIPTNAME=/etc/init.d/$NAME
# Gracefully exit if the package has been removed.
test -x $DAEMON || exit 0
# Read config file if it is present.
if [ -r /etc/default/$NAME ]
then
    . /etc/default/$NAME
fi
#
# Function that starts the daemon/service.
#
d_start() {
    start-stop-daemon --start -c nobody --pidfile $PIDFILE --chdir $RED5_HOME --background --make-pidfile --exec $DAEMON
}
#
# Function that stops the daemon/service.
#
d_stop() {
    start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --name java
    rm -f $PIDFILE
}
case "$1" in
    start)
   echo -n "Starting $DESC: $NAME"
   d_start
   echo "."
    ;;
    stop)
   echo -n "Stopping $DESC: $NAME"
       d_stop
   echo "."
    ;;

    restart|force-reload)
   echo -n "Restarting $DESC: $NAME"
   d_stop
   sleep 1
   d_start
   echo "."
    ;;

    *)
   echo "Usage: $SCRIPTNAME {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
   exit 1
    ;;

esac
exit 0
exit 0

(above code available here)

Now the same thing for openoffice startup script:

#!/bin/bash
# openoffice.org headless server script
#
# chkconfig: 2345 80 30
# description: headless openoffice server script
# processname: openoffice
#
# Author: Vic Vijayakumar
# Modified by Federico Ch. Tomasczik
#
OOo_HOME=/usr/bin
SOFFICE_PATH=$OOo_HOME/soffice
PIDFILE=/var/run/openoffice-server.pid
set -e
    case "$1" in
    start)
    if [ -f $PIDFILE ]; then
       echo "OpenOffice headless server has already started."
       sleep 5
       exit
    fi
    echo "Starting OpenOffice headless server"
    $SOFFICE_PATH -headless -nologo -nofirststartwizard -accept="socket,host=127.0.0.1,port=8100;urp" & > /dev/null 2>&1
    touch $PIDFILE
    ;;
    stop)
    if [ -f $PIDFILE ]; then
       echo "Stopping OpenOffice headless server."
       killall -9 soffice && killall -9 soffice.bin
       rm -f $PIDFILE
       exit
    fi
    echo "Openoffice headless server is not running."
    exit
    ;;
    *)
    echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop}"
    exit 1
esac
exit 0

Now let’s make both services start automatically:

sudo update-rc.d red5 defaults
sudo update-rc.d openoffice defaults

Almost done, now to create openmeetings database (we have created a database user named openmeetings with the password password):

echo "CREATE USER openmeetings@localhost;" | mysql -u root -p
echo "CREATE DATABASE openmeetings DEFAULT CHARACTER SET 'utf8';" | mysql -u root -p
echo "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON openmeetings.* TO 'openmeetings'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION;" | mysql -u root -p
echo "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" | mysql -u root -p

And now configure openmeetings to use the database user created above:

sudo nano /opt/red5/webapps/openmeetings/conf/hibernate.cfg.xml

In the User / Password section, configure the correct database username (openmeetings) and password (password)

Now start openmeetings and openoffice:

sudo /etc/init.d/red5 start
sudo /etc/init.d/openoffice start

Go to a browser and point to the following link:

http://[server ip]:5080/openmeetings/install

Press continue with step 1
Then, fill the following fields:

Username
Userpass
Email
User time zone
Name
Default language

Then, finally click on the install button, and that’s it!

Please post your comments and suggestions

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