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I want to install ofbiz on my laptop.I installed ubuntu 12.04 GUI version.Can anybody help me out???I tried so many procedure from internet,but every time i failed.

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You might want to talk about the process of installation you have tried so far, and what error messages you have gotten so far. While someone may not have specific knowledge of ofbiz, many or these error messages are generic. Help us help you. Don't forget to mention the version of ofbiz you are using, and whether this is through a repo (official or PPA) or from source! – Journeyman Geek May 15 '13 at 11:48
Which java have you installed? java -version – konrad May 15 '13 at 11:51

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  1. Download ofbiz
  2. Check your Java installed: java -version Output should be: java version "1.7.0_21"
  3. Next go to directory where you should find:
  4. unpack ofbiz: unzip
  5. Build ofBiz with Demo data: ./ant load-demo will take about 20 minutes
  6. Next start ofbiz: ./ant start
  7. As per README file open in browser: [http://localhost:8080/ecommerce/] to look at the demo storefront and open administration interface at [https://localhost:8443/webtools]
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Java install: sudo apt-get install default-jdk – jm_____ Jul 18 '14 at 13:42

Step 1: After downloading the jdk file open the terminal Ctrl + Alt + T for navigate to the file. (you can use sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal for open Terminal in Any location)

tar -xf jdk-7u75-linux-i586.tar.gz

This will extract and create a jdk folder at your current path(jdk-7u75-linux-i586.tar.gz is my jdk file name).

Step 2: Create a location to keep your new JDK . I prefer and usually use /usr/lib/jvm/

You may need root permission to create the /usr/lib/jvm (hence use sudo).

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/jvm

Step 3: Move the extracted jdk folder to /usr/lib/jvm/

sudo mv jdk1.7.0_75 /usr/lib/jvm/

Step 4: Now we have to setup our system to use refer to our new jdk

sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_75/bin/java" 1 
sudo update-alternatives --config java

And also register Firefox Java Plugin

sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/" "" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_75/jre/lib/amd64/" 1 
sudo update-alternatives --config

ALL DONE. You can test your java install by Type java -version

Then Same way for Apache ant:

sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/ant" "ant" "/usr/lib/jvm/apache-ant-1.9.2/bin/ant" 1
sudo update-alternatives --config ant

You can test your ant install by ant -version

Then Set Path: For java path setup go to terminal & type: sudo nano /etc/environment

Set JAVA_HOME ANT_HOME & PATH as like given. Save & Close the Terminal

JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_75" ANT_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/apache-ant-1.9.2"

Step 5: After installing Apache OFBiz, Use following command to start Apache OFBiz service on system: Go to The OfBiz Folder Directory & open TERMINAL Then type the following Command:

  1. sudo ant clean-all
  2. sudo ant load-demo
  3. sudo ant load-extseed // this is not mendotory; it is used for changes of Entity
  4. sudo ant start // This will Start Apache OFBiz Service

Step 6: Access Apache OFBiz in Browser

Access Apache OFBiz in browser on port 8443 as below given url and login credentials.

URL: https://localhost:8443/humanres/control/main

Admin Username: admin

Admin Password: ofbiz

Thats All Done...................!

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