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Old 06-30-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Can launch Java webapp from rc.local

I am trying to launch a java web application automatically when the server starts from rc.local.

Logged in as root with a console I can call the jar directly "java -jar /apps/web/fitapp.jar &" everything starts no problems.

Once I add the same command to rc.local and reboot the webapp fails to start. Re-directing the output shows "Unable to access jarfile fitapp.jar". I've tried setting java environment variables (using in the rc.local, and in root's profile (bash), but that error persists.

Any suggestions? root owns the directories and I've even gone so far as marking everything 777 just to be sure. I'm grateful for any ideas.

Old 07-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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Its weird... I can only suggest to try to use full path of java binary in rc.local file... although it does not make much sense.. but its worth a try

can you also provide us the ls -l output for your jar file?
Old 07-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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Thumbs up As suggested/ requested...

Output ls-l
rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1066873 Apr 30 11:49 /apps/web/fitapp.jar

Re-stated command in rc.local
/usr/bin/java -jar /apps/web/fitapp.jar -d /apps/web/ & > /apps/error.log
path to java path to jarfile jar working folder log any errors

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