Prepare Configuration

If you look inside the new directory, it should like this output:

 $ ls -l
total 316K
-rw-r--r--  1 265K 2008-12-15 22:24 ChangeLog
-rw-r--r--  1  37K 2008-12-15 22:24 License.html
-rw-r--r--  1 1.1K 2008-12-15 22:24 README
drwxr-xr-x  6  204 2009-02-03 13:25 certs/
drwxr-xr-x 22  748 2009-02-03 13:25 database/
drwxr-xr-x  3  102 2008-12-15 22:24 docs/
drwxr-xr-x  4  136 2009-02-03 13:25 etc/
drwxr-xr-x  3  102 2009-02-03 13:25 jars/
drwxr-xr-x 12  408 2009-02-03 13:25 libs/
drwxr-xr-x  2   68 2008-12-15 22:24 logs/
-rw-r--r--  1 1.5K 2008-12-15 22:24 package.html
drwxr-xr-x  7  238 2009-02-03 13:25 scripts/

At the moment the most important is the etc/ directory with 2 files:

 $ ls -l etc/
total 8.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1  97 2008-12-15 22:24
-rw-r--r-- 1 333 2008-12-15 22:24 tigase.conf

Small change in the tigase.conf file is needed. Find a line setting correct JAVA_HOME:


and replace ${JDKPath} with a path to Java installation on your system.

You need also to edit the file. It contains initial parameters normally set by the configuration program. As you do the installation manually you have to edit this file yourself. It contains already a few lines:

 $ cat etc/
--virt-hosts = $HOST_NAME

You have to replace $HOST_NAME with a domain name used for your XMPP (Jabber) installation. Let’s say this is \''. Your should look like this then:

 $ cat etc/
--virt-hosts =

You can also use multiple virtual domains if you want. Please have a look at the detailed description for --virt-hosts property in the ////<<initPropertiesGuide,//// guide and also more detailed information in the ////<<VHtigaseServerGuide,////Virtual Hosts in the Tigase Server guide.

Unfortunately this is not all. You also need to configure connection to the database. First you have to decide what database you want to use: Derby, MySQL or PostgreSQL. Then there are to more properties you have to add to the --user-db and --user-db-uri. The first property specifies the database type you use and the second the database connection string. For simplicity let’s assume you want to use Derby database with files located in directory /var/lib/tigase/derby. 2 more lines need to be added to the file:

 $ cat etc/
--virt-hosts =

This is enough basic configuration to have your Tigase server installation running.