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 Installing Liferay 4.2.1 Tomcat bundle with Portal trunk 5397
 (as of 04-11-2007)
 Requirements
  Apache Ant-1.7.0 [apache-ant-1.7.0-bin.zip]
  Java JDK-1.5.0.11 [jdk-1_5_0_11-windows-i586-p.exe]
  Liferay 4.2.1 (Bundled with Tomcat for JDK 5.0) [liferay-portal-tomcat-jdk5-4.2.1.zip]
  Liferay Portal Trunk Revision: 5397[[[https://lportal.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/lportal/portal/trunk]]
Jikes 1.22 [jikes-1.22-1.windows.zip]]
  MySQL Community Server 5.0.37 [mysql-5.0.37-win32.zip]
  JDBC connector for MySQL [mysql-connector-java-5.0.3-bin.jar]
  SQLyog MySQL GUI – Community Edition [SQLyog526.exe]
 Install Procedures
  1. Extract Apache Ant to C:\Apache\apache-ant-1.7.0
  2. Setup System variable: 
       Variable name: ANT_HOME
       Variable value: C:\Apache\apache-ant-1.7.0
  3. Run Java JDK and place files under C:\Java
       C:\Java\jre1.5.0_11
       C:\Java\jdk1.5.0_11
  4. Setup System variable: 
       Variable name: JAVA_HOME
       Variable value: C:\Java\jdk1.5.0_11
  5. Unzip Jikes and run executable. Store in C:\jikes
  6. System variable Path should include
       C:\Apache\apache-ant-1.7.0\bin; C:\jikes\bin;C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server\bin;JAVA_HOME\bin;ANT_HOME\bin
  7. Unzip MySQL and run Setup.exe
       Setup Type: Typical
       MySQL.com Sign-Up: Skip Sign-Up
       Check Configure the MySQL Server now
       Standard Configuration
       Check Install As Windows Service
       Service Name: MySQL
       Check Launch the MySQL Server automatically
       Check Include Bin Directory in Windows PATH
       Check Modify Security Settings
       New root password: root
       Confirm: root
       Execute
  8. Extract Liferay Tomcat Bundle to C:\liferay4.2.1
  9. Download Liferay Portal Trunk to C:\liferay4.2.1\portal
       All folders and files must be under ‘portal’ folder
 10. Create blank file app.server.$USERNAME.properties
 11. Edit app.server.properties
       ## Server Type
       app.server.type=tomcat
       ## Server Directory
       app.server.parent.dir=C:/liferay4.2.1
       ## Tomcat
       app.server.tomcat.dir=${app.server.parent.dir}
 12. From the Command Prompt window go to C:\liferay4.2.1\portal
       Type 'ant all'
     (This can take anywhere from 6-10 minutes to run.)
 13. From the Command Prompt window go to C:\liferay4.2.1\portal\sql
       Type 'ant build-db'
 14. From the Command Prompt window go to C:\liferay4.2.1\portal\sql\create
       Type 'mysql < create-mysql.sql'
 15. Copy JDBC connector for MySQL mysql-connector-java-5.0.3-bin.jar to C:\liferay4.2.1\common\lib\ext
 16. Edit Root.xml file from C:\liferay4.2.1\conf\Catalina\localhost
       <Resource
          name="jdbc/LiferayPool"
          auth="Container"
          type="javax.sql.DataSource"
          driverClassName="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" url="jdbc:mysql://localhost/lportal?useUnicode=true&amp;characterEncoding=UTF-8"
          username="root"
          password="root"
          maxActive="20"
          maxIdle=”30”
          maxWait=”10000”
       />
 17. Double-click startup.bat in C:\liferay4.2.1\bin
 18. Browse to: http://localhost:8080
 19. Sign In with 
       Login test@liferay.com
       Password test
 That's It!!!
 SQLyog MySQL GUI can be installed to view the MySQL tables created under the 'lportal' database.

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