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Christian Straube
portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 10, 2012 9:35 AM
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Christian Straube

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Hi,
I want to avoid that Liferay queries the repositories, since I'm developing my own portlets. To do so I did the following:

1) Look in my Server > Server Administration > Properties > System properties for "default.liferay.home" (is set to "/opt/apache")
2) Put in "/opt/apache" the file portal-ext.properties with the following content
plugin.repositories.trusted=
plugin.notifications.enabled=false
3) restart Liferay

But it is still trying to connect :-( When I go to the upload page for new portlets, I get this message in the logfile:

17:32:29,294 WARN [PluginPackageUtil:1399] Unable to communicate with repository http://plugins.liferay.com/official
17:32:29,445 WARN [PluginPackageUtil:333] Unable to communicate with repository http://plugins.liferay.com/official
17:32:39,306 WARN [browse_repository_jspf:3221] Unable to communicate with repository http://plugins.liferay.com/official
17:32:39,454 WARN [PluginPackageUtil:333] Unable to communicate with repository http://plugins.liferay.com/community

Where is my mistake?

Thank you!!
Milen Dyankov
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 11, 2012 1:58 AM
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Milen Dyankov

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Similar issue was reported some time ago: http://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-7792.
Perhaps the value is persisted in the database and thus can not be changed via portal-ext.properties.
Christian Straube
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 11, 2012 2:09 AM
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Christian Straube

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I have searched the DB
1SELECT * FROM lportal.PortletPreferences WHERE preferences LIKE '%repositories%';

No results... What exactly is the result of the ticket you referenced :-) It was closed due to inactivity
Milen Dyankov
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 11, 2012 2:58 AM
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Milen Dyankov

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OK, so it's not in the database! Of course assuming you are absolutely sure you are checking in the correct database!

Make sure you are placing your portal-ext.properties in the folder where Liferay is installed. Don't know your setup but /opt/apache just does not sound like Liferay home. The folder you are looking for, is the one containing something similar to:

1drwxr-xr-x  7 liferay liferay 4096 2011-12-21 10:37 data
2drwxr-xr-x  2 liferay liferay 4096 2012-05-28 14:03 deploy
3drwxr-xr-x  2 liferay liferay 4096 2011-12-19 11:05 license
4drwxr-xr-x  2 liferay liferay 4096 2012-05-28 13:21 logs
5drwxr-xr-x 10 liferay liferay 4096 2011-12-19 11:15 tomcat-7.0.23
Zsolt Balogh
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 11, 2012 3:18 AM
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Zsolt Balogh

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Hi,

Liferay is using EasyConf to load the properties files. Easyconf has the following loading order when checking files:
  1. URL: checks if the specified file name is a valid URL and if it is tries to get it.
  2. File system: if it is an absolute path (starts with a slash) it is interpreted from the root of the file system. Otherwise the directory where the JVM is being executed will be used as the base directory.
  3. User home directory: the home directory obtained with the user.home system property will be used as the base directory
  4. Context classpath
  5. System claspath


(Copied from here).

You can also verify which properties file is loaded by checking the system output while starting Liferay:
Loading file:[..]portal-ext.properties

Usually the problem is that the file is not picked up (it's not on Liferay home / class path). Please note that the Liferay home is different in various app servers, you can find the defaults here: https://github.com/liferay/liferay-portal-ee/blob/master/portal-impl/src/com/liferay/portal/util/PropsUtil.java#L252

I hope this will help you to find the root of the problem.

Zsolt
Hitoshi Ozawa
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
September 11, 2012 3:58 AM
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Hitoshi Ozawa

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Try putting in portal-ext.properties in ROOT\WEB-INF\classes directory
plugin.repositories.trusted=
plugin.repositories.untrusted=
Johnathan Burbea
RE: portal-ext.properties is not recognized
October 3, 2012 7:26 PM
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Johnathan Burbea

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Hi Zsolt,

Thanks for a good post on handling the LifeRay home portal-ext.properties.

How do teams deal with separate deployments of the LifeRay instance in the same JVM with different context paths on the same app server?

Most expensive app servers on a mid-range like to WebSphere can have several instances of the same app deployed on the same app server.

How would you point a specific deployment of LifeRay war to point to specific LifeRay home?