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Updated install guide? 3.3.1+ "/opt/openfire/bin/openfire" no longer exists? help!

I am finding a few pieces of documentation to be contradictory, and it’s casuing me headaches.

In the current install documentation

link: http://www.igniterealtime.org/builds/openfire/docs/latest/documentation/install- guide.html#unix

it says:

Running Openfire in Linux/Unix

You can start and stop Openfire using the bin/openfire script in your Openfire installation:

  1. ./openfire

Usage: ./openfire {start|stop}

  1. ./openfire start

Starting openfire

If you would like to install Openfire as a service, two scripts are provided in the bin/extra

directory… yadda yadda

But in the “Openfire 3.3.0 to Openfire 3.3.1 Upgrade Guide”

link: http://wiki.igniterealtime.org/display/WILDFIRE/Openfire+3.3.0+to+Openfire+3.3.1 +Upgrade+Guide

It says:

Things to note

  1. The new RPM installs Openfire as a service. That means that the server will be started when the OS is started and the server is stopped upon shutdown.

  2. /opt/openfire/bin/openfire no longer exists. It was a start/stop script generated by install4j. Since we are no longer using install4j, it needed to go. Instead, we now have a more standard linux init script, /etc/init.d/openfire.

Yet when I installed from scratch from an rpm

rpm -ivh openfire-3.3.3-1.i386.rpm and subsequently


ls: /usr/java/j*: No such file or directory

Openfire 3.3.3

Admin console listening at

What gives?