View Full Version : [SOLVED] Install openfire 3.7,1 on ubuntu server 12.04 64 bit

May 1st, 2012, 09:56 AM
Hi all, what I want to do is install openfire from deb package on my ubuntu 12.04 server 64 bit. Openfire basic, with no plugin installed.

Here list of way that works for me:

1.Install java (I use sun java 6 update 32 binary package 64bit)
I'm following this article

run the script, wait (if you want you can open another terminal session to know what process running)
cause in my case the first step is the longest one (downloading about 300 library package)
If the script success in creating package, then you could run apt-get

# apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

Then check the java & javac in terminal.

# java -version
java version "1.6.0_32"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_32-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.7-b02, mixed mode)

# javac -version
javac 1.6.0_32

if the output looks like above (or another variant, depend on your installed java version) then java packaged installed correctly

2.Create table on mysql for openfire

# mysql -u root -p;
#mysql > CREATE DATABASE openfire;
#mysql > quit;

3.Download the openfire 3.7.1 .deb package from http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/index.jsp
I get the openfire_3.7.1_all.deb, put it on /opt
now when I try to install using this command:

# dpkg -i openfire_3.7.1_all.deb

I am no longer get this error:

dpkg: regarding openfire_3.7.1_all.deb containing openfire, pre-dependency problem:
openfire pre-depends on sun-java5-jre | sun-java6-jre | default-jre-headless
sun-java5-jre is not installed.
sun-java6-jre is not installed.
default-jre-headless is not installed.
dpkg: error processing openfire_3.7.1_all.deb (--install):
pre-dependency problem - not installing openfire
Errors were encountered while processing:

continue the install process in browser.

all happy & running. :p

May 1st, 2012, 11:23 AM
After another browsing session, get to this article

run the script, waiting for the java package created
then run apt-get

# apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
java run well, then

step install openfire could be executed. no more dependency error

May 2nd, 2012, 01:28 PM
Thank you, just what I was looking for.

Are you using Fastpath / Webchat plugins by any chance? I can get things set up ok, but things don't actually work the way they're supposed to (queue rules not being honored, incorrect presence in Fastpath queues etc.). Reinstalling now to see if maybe I borked something there...

Any experience that functionality?

May 3rd, 2012, 03:57 AM
I'm glad this could help :p

But, sorry I couldn't help furthermore, cause I still don't have experience using fastpath/webchat plugin.

Maybe somebody could fill me in?

May 29th, 2012, 06:20 PM
tryign to install openfire and running into issues :

I have it installed yet can not seem to access it to finish the config in a web browser?

Thanks for the help found the issue with the javac version...

November 15th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Complete instructions can be found here:

How to setup an Instant Messaging server using Openfire on Ubuntu 12.04 (http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/how-setup-instant-messaging-server-using-openfire-ubuntu-1204)