Dhis.war deployment issue

* ERROR 2019-07-14 20:09:56,240 Context initialization failed (ContextLoader.java [RMI TCP Connection(2)-127.0.0.1])
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Properties could not be loaded
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.conf.DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.loadDhisConf(DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.java:341)
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.conf.DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.init(DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.java:110)
	at org.hisp.dhis.condition.PropertiesAwareConfigurationCondition.getConfiguration(PropertiesAwareConfigurationCondition.java:57)
	at org.hisp.dhis.condition.RedisEnabledCondition.matches(RedisEnabledCondition.java:49)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConditionEvaluator.shouldSkip(ConditionEvaluator.java:108)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader$TrackedConditionEvaluator.shouldSkip(ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.java:447)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader$TrackedConditionEvaluator.shouldSkip(ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.java:436)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader$TrackedConditionEvaluator.shouldSkip(ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.java:436)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.loadBeanDefinitionsForConfigurationClass(ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.java:128)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.loadBeanDefinitions(ConfigurationClassBeanDefinitionReader.java:117)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.processConfigBeanDefinitions(ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.java:327)
	at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.postProcessBeanDefinitionRegistry(ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.java:232)
	at org.springframework.context.support.PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.invokeBeanDefinitionRegistryPostProcessors(PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.java:275)
	at org.springframework.context.support.PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.java:95)
	at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(AbstractApplicationContext.java:705)
	at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:531)
	at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.configureAndRefreshWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:400)
	at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:291)
	at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:103)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:4682)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5143)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:183)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:717)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:690)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:705)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.manageApp(HostConfig.java:1728)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.modeler.BaseModelMBean.invoke(BaseModelMBean.java:289)
	at com.sun.jmx.interceptor.DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.invoke(DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.java:819)
	at com.sun.jmx.mbeanserver.JmxMBeanServer.invoke(JmxMBeanServer.java:801)
	at org.apache.catalina.mbeans.MBeanFactory.createStandardContext(MBeanFactory.java:457)
	at org.apache.catalina.mbeans.MBeanFactory.createStandardContext(MBeanFactory.java:406)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.modeler.BaseModelMBean.invoke(BaseModelMBean.java:289)
	at com.sun.jmx.interceptor.DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.invoke(DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.java:819)
	at com.sun.jmx.mbeanserver.JmxMBeanServer.invoke(JmxMBeanServer.java:801)
	at com.sun.jmx.remote.security.MBeanServerAccessController.invoke(MBeanServerAccessController.java:468)
	at javax.management.remote.rmi.RMIConnectionImpl.doOperation(RMIConnectionImpl.java:1468)
	at javax.management.remote.rmi.RMIConnectionImpl.access$300(RMIConnectionImpl.java:76)
	at javax.management.remote.rmi.RMIConnectionImpl$PrivilegedOperation.run(RMIConnectionImpl.java:1309)
	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at javax.management.remote.rmi.RMIConnectionImpl.doPrivilegedOperation(RMIConnectionImpl.java:1408)
	at javax.management.remote.rmi.RMIConnectionImpl.invoke(RMIConnectionImpl.java:829)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.dispatch(UnicastServerRef.java:357)
	at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:200)
	at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:197)
	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at sun.rmi.transport.Transport.serviceCall(Transport.java:196)
	at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.handleMessages(TCPTransport.java:573)
	at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run0(TCPTransport.java:834)
	at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.lambda$run$0(TCPTransport.java:688)
	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run(TCPTransport.java:687)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)
Caused by: org.hisp.dhis.external.location.LocationManagerException: External directory not set
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.location.DefaultLocationManager.buildDirectory(DefaultLocationManager.java:233)
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.location.DefaultLocationManager.getFileForReading(DefaultLocationManager.java:163)
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.location.DefaultLocationManager.getInputStream(DefaultLocationManager.java:136)
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.location.DefaultLocationManager.getInputStream(DefaultLocationManager.java:129)
	at org.hisp.dhis.external.conf.DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.loadDhisConf(DefaultDhisConfigurationProvider.java:330)
	... 65 more
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Hi @girishm,

You might need to install your DHIS2 instance properly; (which version are you installing?)

Set the DHIS2_HOME environment variable as stipulated on the setup instructions and links you can find on this thread; Installing DHIS2 on a Windows Local Server. Also

Let us know if this persists.

Best,
James.

Hi @jomutsani,

I have been following the contribution guidelines as mentioned here.

I have cloned the repo and was able to build the project successfully using Maven. The deployment of dhis2.war in Tomcat is not working and the above exception is thrown. Also, localhost:8080/dhis gives a 404 Not Found error. I have followed all the steps as mentioned in the document for local-setup.

Current setup:
OS: Fedora OS v30
Java: OpenJDK 1.8
Tomcat: 9.0.22

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Hi @girishm. Most probably, there is problem either with DHIS2_HOME variable or with Postgresql user name and password in the dhis.conf and/or hibernate.properties file. Ensure that DHIS2_HOME variable is properly set in your environment and that user name and password in both configuration files match user name and password of your postgres database. Czech if you can connect the database usign this configuration - additionally have a look into your pg_hba.conf file if the authentication i properly set.

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Hi @girishm, Since you have used this guide to build your war file, have you tried using this afterwards?

Instead of having to download war file from the site as wget, you use the compiled dhis.war file which you have to rename as ROOT.war as go on to your installation.

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this is insightful; thank you @dhec and @Hynek_Kruzik for your contribution. @girishm - kindly confirm if the suggestions above have been of assistance to you.

Best,
James.

@Hynek_Kruzik, thanks for replying. I was using default H2 database as mentioned in the contribution guidelines. Should I stick to postgres database for it to work?

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Dear girishm,
H2 database should work in principal with DHIS2. However, I have never used it in the production environment thus cannot share any experince. At the other hand postgres database engine has been used in many DHIS2 implementation and it is open source as well. Community members could give you better support in this case.
But you are free to experiment :slight_smile:

Hynek

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@Hynek_Kruzik @girishm Please note that only Postgres is the supported database since DHIS V2.29. The entire functionality of dhis2 may not be supported if using any other database.

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Hi All,
Please follow the below instructions to install dhis2 properly on Linux based systems.

Install Java 8

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

Install PostgreSQL

sudo apt-get install postgresql-10 postgresql-contrib-10 postgresql-10-postgis-2.4
sudo -u postgres createuser -SDRP dhis

Create database & PostGIS extension in PostgreSQL

sudo -u postgres createdb -O dhis dhis2
sudo -u postgres psql -c “create extension postgis;” dhis2
Open /etc/postgresql/10/main/postgresql.conf file and set “max_locks_per_transaction = 1024”
Restart PostgresSQL by command : sudo service postgresql restart

Creating DHIS2 configuration file

sudo -u dhis nano /home/dhis/config/dhis.conf

Copy the below lines in dhis.config

connection.dialect = org.hibernate.dialect.PostgreSQLDialect
connection.driver_class = org.postgresql.Driver
connection.url = jdbc:postgresql:dhis2
connection.username = dhis
connection.password = dhis
connection.schema = update
encryption.password = abcd

Install Tomcat & setup for dhis2

sudo apt-get install tomcat8-user
sudo nano /opt/apache-tomcat-8.5.41/bin/setenv.sh

Copy the lines to setenv.sh:

export JAVA_HOME=’/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/’
export JAVA_OPTS=’-Xmx2048m -Xms1024m’ //Change accordingly
export DHIS2_HOME=’/home/dhis/config’

Copy the dhis.war inside /opt/apache-tomcat-8.5.41/webapps
(You can download it from https://www.dhis2.org/downloads)

Start Tomcat

cd /opt/apache-tomcat-8.5.41/bin
./startup.sh

Access dhis2 web application

http://IP_OF_YOUR_SERVER:8080/dhis

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I’m unable to find a match for postgresql-contrib-10 and postgresql-10-postgis-2.4 in the dnf or yum repositories for Fedora 30. Can you please share the repository sources for these installations on Fedora Linux?

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Thanks for the installation guidelines @MohsinAnsari. I presume it works well for Debian based systems such as Ubuntu. However, it may need few tweaks to make it work for all Linux based systems especially Red Hat based distributions such as Fedora, CentOS etc.

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Setup Yum Repository & Install PostgreSQL on Fedora

rpm -Uvh https://yum.postgresql.org/11/fedora/fedora-30-x86_64/pgdg-fedora-repo-latest.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install postgresql11-server
/usr/pgsql-11/bin/postgresql-11-setup initdb

Start PostgreSQL Server & verify installation

sudo systemctl enable postgresql-11.service
sudo systemctl start postgresql-11.service
su - postgres -c “psql”

Setup and configuration of pgAdmin 4 on Fedora

sudo dnf -y install https://download.postgresql.org/pub/repos/yum/reporpms/F-30/pgdg-fedora-repo-latest.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf -y update && sudo dnf -y install pgadmin4
sudo systemctl start httpd && sudo systemctl enable httpd
sudo systemctl status httpd
sudo cp /etc/httpd/conf.d/pgadmin4.conf.sample /etc/httpd/conf.d/pgadmin4.conf
sudo httpd -t
sudo systemctl restart httpd
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/pgadmin4/ /var/log/pgadmin4/
sudo vi /usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/config_distro.py

Add at the end of file below lines:-

LOG_FILE = ‘/var/log/pgadmin4/pgadmin4.log’
SQLITE_PATH = ‘/var/lib/pgadmin4/pgadmin4.db’
SESSION_DB_PATH = ‘/var/lib/pgadmin4/sessions’
STORAGE_DIR = ‘/var/lib/pgadmin4/storage’

sudo python3 /usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pgadmin4-web/setup.py
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/lib/pgadmin4 /var/log/pgadmin4

If SELinux running

sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t “/var/lib/pgadmin4(/.)?"
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t "/var/log/pgadmin4(/.
)?”
sudo restorecon -R /var/lib/pgadmin4/
sudo restorecon -R /var/log/pgadmin4/

sudo systemctl restart httpd
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

http://YOUR_IP/pgadmin4

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Thanks @MohsinAnsari. It works fine :+1:

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