They are online again
hmm , where the JBoss Web packages for LInux/UNIX x86-64 in the download section ?
I only see the win64 only . but the native connectors have it.
as I read in the Downloading section of Installing JBoss Web's page - http://www.jboss.org/jbossweb/install/index.html , it is crucial to pick the right web package according to the machine architecture and OS.
JBoss WEb is pure Java, so it runs on both 32 and 64 bit systems.
The warning for JBoss Native applies to the JDK - you need 32-bit Native for use with a 32-bit JVM and 64-bit Native for a 64-bit JVM. A 64-bit OS (running on an AMD-64 or EM64T CPU) can run both 32- and 64-bit JVMs.
ok ,I got your point . Thank you for clearing up the air on this .
but in the Installing JBoss Web's page - http://www.jboss.org/jbossweb/install/index.html (22nd of Jan 09), here I quoted it ,
JBoss Web is distributed as a standalone webserver. The distribution can be downloaded directly from the JBossWeb downloads page. JBoss Web is not pure Java. It contains native code, compiled and optimized for each operating operating system. Download the package appropriate for your platform, paying particular attention to whether or not you are running on the 64-bit system.
IMHO , perhaps someone should change some words in the paragraph to be more user-friendly for beginners - like me .
I looked at all of my copied of JBoss Web, and here is what I found:
1.0.0.GA - contains native libraries
2.1.0.GA - contains native libraries
2.1.1.GA - pure Java (I downloaded the tar.gz file and examined it - the Windows download is an exe, which I assume has an embedded Windows installer which I refuse to run)
Looks like the install instructions have not been updated for 2.1.1.
OK, I see the zip file download for Windows. I looked at it and the JBoss Web portion is pure Java, but it also contains the jbosssvc.exe files used to run Web as a service. Those files are provided for x86, x86_64, and i64 (Itanium!). So it is still a one-size-fits-all download.
The guide really needs to be updated .
In the Installing JBoss Web's page - http://www.jboss.org/jbossweb/install/index.html (22nd of Jan 09) .
There is one section for Adjusting setenv.sh , but the problem is , there is no such file in the entire jbossweb-extracted-dir/$CATALINA_HOME . Does this mean , I have to create one , or just ignore the Adjusting setenv.sh ?
hmm my jboss web version is 2.1.1GA (binary - zip )with native connector (x86 - tar.gz) 2.0.6-linux2-x86-ssl
If setenv.sh doesn't exist create it. (I have fixed the doc).
Thank you jfrederic.clere.
create a new one - exactly what I did , just before your post there ,but your post saves me from any doubt and it works . Although later when running "sh run.sh" , it prompted catalina variable not found (strange considering I already have the $CATALINA_HOME set in the user environment .bashrc to the Jbossweb directory) , so I decided to run the catalina.sh script located in the same /bin/ directory, thankfully it works .
-Hope you could take a lil time to look at the Downloading JBoss Web section in the doc , some of the info are a lil bit out-dated , as newer version 2.1.1 Web Package is pure java as PeterJ told me in his post here.