Can't start openfire as a service

Hello all,

I am trying to start openfire as a service: /etc/init.d/openfire start

However, all it says is starting openfire. It doesn’t start or even gives me the correct status. I checked /etc/sysconfig/openfire and it all seems to be set to default.

The only way to start the script is to login to shell and execute* /opt/openfire/bin/*

The problem with the above is that I need to keep a shell window open somewhere. I can’t run it as a cron as it tends to start openfire all the time and overloads the CPU.

Java Version:
1.6.0_03 Sun Microsystems Inc. – Java HotSpot™ Server VM
Openfire 3.5.2
OS / Hardware:
Linux / i386
Java Memory

36.00 MB of 483.44 MB (7.4%) used


I’m using old openfired daemon. It was working for me with Jive Messenger, Wildfire and now with Openfire. Maybe it can be useful to you.


I did post some start sccripts a year ago {document:id=1034}. You need to tweak them before you can use them but then they work fine.