Install the JBoss Application Server
Installing JBoss Application Server Getting and Installing Java Download Java SE 6 JDK from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp or http://java.sun.com/products/archive/ (for Java SE 5 JDK) On UNIX run the installer or uncompress the distribution into a directory of your choice On Windows, run the installer Avoid installing Java into a directory that contains spaces or other special characters (e.g., under C:Program Files) You can choose not to install "Public JRE", demos, and source components Configuring Java Set JAVA_HOME to point to the directory where you installed Java and add $JAVA_HOME/bin to your PATH On Windows, add JAVA_HOME System Variable under Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables and prefix the existing PATH variable with %JAVA_HOME%bin; On UNIX-like systems, make these changes in your shell’s configuration file (e.g., ~/.bashrc): export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java-install-dir and export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
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Testing JAVA Test that java -version prints the expected Java version Test that javac prints usage message This verifies that JDK is installed (vs. JRE) Getting JBoss Application Server Download packaged distribution http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads How to build from source? Get Ant from http://ant.apache.org/ Uncompress it in a directory like C:Ant Set ANT_HOME to point to the directory where you installed Ant Add $ANT_HOME/bin (on Linux), %ANT_HOME%bin (on Windows) to your PATH get jboss-<release>-src.tar.gz from http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/downloads unzip it Browse to build directory and run ant Once finished the binaries will be under jboss-<release>.GA-srcbuildoutputjboss-<release>.GA Installing JBoss Application Server Unpack the compressed archive This is the typical installation method because it is the easiest Alternatively, install the source-built binary Not a common installation method Set JBOSS_HOME to the root folder of JBoss. You can also add $JBOSS_HOME/bin (Linux) or %JBOSS_HOME%bin (Windows) to your PATH in case you want to run your server from the command-line.
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