How-to: run JBoss AS 7 on an Android

    First of all the disclaimer: you can brick your Android. Read the warnings before proceeding.

     

    In essence we're going to install a chroot-ed environment in which we run JBoss AS 7 using OpenJDK on the booted (stock) Android Linux kernel.

     

    Install a Debian Distribution

    Use Linux Installer to create the chroot environment. Make sure to create a loop file which is large enough to hold the base installation, the JDK and JBoss AS 7 itself.

     

         I used 2GB and ended up with 743MB in use.

    Install a JDK

    Use your favorite package manager to install a JDK.

     

    # aptitude install default-jdk

    Create a jboss user

    For security we create a jboss user and switch to it.

    Add jboss user

    Create a jboss user under which to run JBoss AS 7.

     

    # useradd -m jboss

    Add permission for jboss user

    By default Android does not allow normal users access to network resources.

     

    # addgroup --gid 3003 aid_inet

    # adduser jboss aid_inet

     

    https://issues.jboss.org/browse/AS7-3153

    http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Android_UIDs_and_GIDs

    Switch to jboss user

    # su - jboss

    Install JBoss AS 7

    Get JBoss AS 7 and boot it up.

    Download and unpack

    $ wget http://download.jboss.org/jbossas/7.1/jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b/jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b.tar.gz

    $ tar zxf jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b.tar.gz

    Run

    $ cd jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b/bin

    $ ./standalone.sh

     

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