[opencms-dev] Problems setting up OpenCMS

Christian Steinert christian_steinert at web.de
Tue Mar 10 23:38:32 CET 2009

Hi Gregor

if you get this message in the log, then most of the installation seems 
to have run through.
I don't know why the setup wizard won't let you continue, but if your 
logs contain messages saying that modules were imported (judging from 
the line number 18467 or the last messages, quite a few imports seem to 
have happened), then just try to edit your opencms.properties and set 
the wizard.enabled property to false and restart opencms through your 
servlet container.

After that it should be possible to just start opencms. The default 
login url is 

After importing all your modules, the only thing left that the wizard 
does is to let you know that it's finished and to disable the setup 
wizard so that normal opencms operations can take over, so hopefully 
this workaround should give you a complete and working installation.

Best Regards

> first of all, thanks for your attention.
> DNS-entries have been updated, as you suggested.
> However, it just doesn't work.
> In setup.log it looks as if everything is perfectly fine: It ends with
> ========= [ cut ] ==========
> 18462:  The setup is finished!
> 18463:  The OpenCms system used for the setup will now shut down.
> 18464:
> 18465:
> 18466:  Shutting down OpenCms, version 7.0.5 in web application "opencms"
> 18467:  Shutdown completed, total uptime was 00:10:08.
> ========= [ cut ] ==========
> However, after that the installation-window still tells me to wait,
> and nothing happens, the "continue"-button being disabled.
> My first suspicion was Firefox since I've got NoScript installed (but
> gave all rieghts to my domain), then tried it with IE 6, Popup-Blocker
> being disabled. Still to no avail.
> What I can see on the console is, that every now and then MySQL is
> active. My problem is, that I do not have root-rights on the machine
> so I can't see what MySQL is exactly doing.
> What I also can see is that jsvc (a native wrapper for Apache Tomcat)
> every now and then shows up on top of the list.
> What I also do knwo is that MySQL-config in /etc/mysql/my.cnf contains
> max_allowed_packet=16M
> I've requested to change it to
> max_allowed_packet=32M
> however, it may take a while until the admins will have changed that.
> So my questions are:
> - After setup shutting down OpenCMS acc. to the logs - how long does
> it take in average until the "continue"-button in the setup-window
> will be enabled?
> - Is there any workaround / hack, i.e. can I change some file-content
> so that I can login into OpenCMS?
> My understanding is, that when OpenCMS says acc. to the logs "setup
> finished", I should be able to login, right?
> However, wenn I call
> http://www.mysite.com/opencms/opencms/system/login, it tells me
> HTTP Status 500
> OpenCms is not properly initialized!
> Please make sure that the OpenCms setup wizard has been run once and
> is disabled now.
> So is there any tweak available that I can get the login-screen?
> Gregor

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