I just wanted to upgrade my Wildfire setup from 3.0.1 to 3.2.0 but it doesn’‘t work. I followed the upgrade guide, unpacked the new files over the current ones, copied back the conf and plugins directories from the backup and started the Wildfire server. But it doesn’‘t take up normal operation. The ports 5222, 5223 and 9091 are closed. Instead, only port 9090 (non-SSL) is open and accessing it with a web browser first showed me the initial setup page with a confusing message that it need to setup some home directory thing (haven’‘t found any info on that with Google) with a file called wildfire_init.xml. After I also copied the plugins folder (haven’'t done that first), I only get an error message on port 9090:
HTTP ERROR: 503
What’‘s going on there? Right now, my Jabber server is down and I can’‘t get it working. Please help me. This isn’'t documented…
Great, now even my backup of version 3.0.1 doesn’‘t work anymore. The Jabber c2s ports are closed and the port 9090 website shows me a setup wizward with the error message “Home not found. Define system property “wildfireHome” or create and add the wildfire_init.xml file to the classpath”. I didn’‘t change anything except upgrading Java from 220.127.116.11 to 1.6 (or what they call “Java 6”). Is this the problem? Isn’'t Wildfire Java 6 compatible?
What is a “system property”? (Doesn’'t seem to be an environment variable.)
What and where is “the classpath”?
What should be the contents of that file “wildfire_init.xml”?
This error message really could be a little more specific. argh Sorry.
Nevermind. Deleting all files and starting all over from the downloaded archive made the whole problem disappear. Seems upgrading over a previous Wildfire version is not the best thing to do. The database remained and the rest isn’'t too much to configure anyway.