Thursday, 1 May 2008

Blastwave for easy Apache http 2.2 and mod_jk, on Solaris SXDE 10

Goal: Install mod_jk for Apache http 2.2.x with minimal effort!

Such that Apache http can be tested as a front for Glassfish 2ur2 (rather than the usual Tomcat) using the same mod_jk connector...

A handy binary of mod_jk for Solaris and the right version of Apache http didn't seem readily available.

Here are some quick notes on Solaris, Blastwave, Apache httpd and mod_jk

Decided to try out the Blastwave software repository for CSW, site is here

Rough steps as follows:


which is essentially:

pkgadd -d
/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -i wget

/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -i apache2
/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -i ap2_mod_jk

and optionally:

cp -p /var/pkg-get/admin-fullauto /var/pkg-get/admin

check the exact version installed:

/opt/csw/apache2/sbin/httpd -v

stop existing service installed as part of SXDE:

svcadm disable apache22
svcs apache22

check lib dsos:


start the server manually:

/opt/csw/apache2/sbin/apachectl start
/opt/csw/apache2/sbin/apachectl stop


Configure Apache http and mod_jk
Configure Glassfish with libs etc
Test web applications including failure conditions
Set Blastwave installed version as a service

1 comment:

Tecsisa said...


/opt/csw/bin/pkgutil --install CSWapache2 CSWap2modjk