How to Install ADempiere on P-Series with IBM JAVA & SLES 64bit

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If you’re looking to install ADempiere on a P-Series machine on SLES, the guide below will take you through the required steps and any problems encountered. I'd also like to thank Terence Ng[[1]] for help in this install.

Pre-implementation Tasks

  • IBM-JAVA2-PPC64-SDK-5.0. Download the required IBM Java, for PowerPC. (ibm-java2-ppc64-sdk-5.0-5.1.ppc64.rpm) You will need to sign up, but it’s free.

You can install the following GNU compilers and libraries with "yast2". Then in the Control Center -> Software -> Software Management. The following packages are required:

  • The GNU C compiler and Support Files - gcc 4.1.0
    • GCC-JAVA - gcc-java 4.1.0-28.4 (Must install)
    • C compiler run time library - libgcc
    • 64bit C compiler runtime library - libgcc-64bit
    • Java Runtime Library for GCJ - libgcj
    • 64bit Java Runtime Library for GCJ - libgcj-64bit
    • GCC Preprocessor - cpp
  • PostgreSQL (version: 8.1.x or 8.2.x is fine)
  • PLJava (version I used: 1.3.1). I'd strongly recommend getting the source from PLJava CVS.

Java Installation

The most compatible Java version with the Power series is IBM Java, once downloaded run the rpm with the following:

 "rpm –Uvh ibm-java2-ppc64-sdk-5.0-5.1.ppc64.rpm"

The destination directory shall be something similar to the following:


Create a symbolic link:

 "ln –s /usr/local/bin/java2-ppc64-50/bin/java /usr/bin/java" 

Ensure the symbolic link has been created with a directory listing:

 "ls -las /usr/bin/java"
 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 Aug 28 16:27 /usr/bin/java ->  /usr/local/bin/java2-ppc64-50/bin/java

Create a bash profile if not already done:

 "vi .bashrc"

And set your JAVA_HOME:

 "export JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/bin/java2-ppc64-50"

Save the file and execute:

 “. .bashrc”

Check your JAVA_HOME by executing the following:

 "echo $JAVA_HOME"
 "java –version"
 java version "1.5.0"
 Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build pxp64devifx-20071025 (SR6b))
 IBM J9 VM (build 2.3, J2RE 1.5.0 IBM J9 2.3 Linux ppc64-64 j9vmxp6423-20071007 (JIT enabled)
 J9VM - 20071004_14218_BHdSMr
 JIT  - 20070820_1846ifx1_r8
 GC   - 200708_10)
 JCL  - 20071025

PostgreSQL Installation

Install Postgresql8.1.x rpm offered by SLES using YaST>Software>Software Management:

Using the command ‘yast2’ and ensuring you have an x-session available and your display has been set to your required terminal, e.g “export DISPLAY=” being your computer.

The following packages are required:

  • Postgresql-server
  • Postgresql-dlevel
  • Postgreslibs-64bit
  • Postgresqllibs
  • Postgresql-jdbc

You will now need to start PostgreSQL:

 "/etc/init.d/postgresql start"

You will then need to set the system password for your postgres user and then login (add the user if not done so already):

 "passwd postgres"
 "su – postgres"

Next you will need to create a database user for PostgreSQL, there are two methods, first being external to PSQL: You will need to setup the user as a super user, select 'y' to assign role to super user.

 "createuser -P adempiere"

Second method:

 CREATE USER adempiere WITH PASSWORD 'adempiere';

You can now create the database, there are two ways, one being the following (this creates a database external to PSQL):

createdb adempiere -E UTF8 -O adempiere -U adempiere

Second method:




If you have correctly followed the previous steps GCJ and Java should have been successfully installed, these are both necessary for the installation of PL/Java.

Make sure you are logged in as root and set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the directory where java was installed, for example:

 export JAVA_HOME=/opt/ibm/java2-ppc64-50

Download the PL/Java source code, which is available from

Save the archive to the /opt directory and then extract it:

 cd /opt
 tar zxfv pljava-1.3.0.tar.gz
 cd pljava-1.3.0

The following steps will compile pljava and build the required object files and jar files:

 make USE_GCJ=1
 mkdir -p /usr/share/pljava  
 install -m 644 build/pljava.jar /usr/share/pljava 
 install -m 644 build/deploy.jar /usr/share/pljava  
 install -m 755 build/objs/ /usr/share/pljava  
 cat > /etc/ <<EOF 

If you prefer you can do this step manually by creating the /usr/share/pljava directory and manually copying over 'pljava.jar deploy.jar and' and setting the required permissions with chmod. You will then need to create a postgres.conf file in /etc/ and add required java directories as listed above.

Rebuild the library list with:


Ensure your '' has been set with the following:

 ldconfig -p |grep

You should get something like: (libc6,64bit) => /opt/ibm/java2-ppc64-50/jre/bin/classic/ If the command returns nothing check the /etc/ file and verify that the directories are correct.

Modify postgresql.conf in /var/lib/pgsql/data (remember to uncomment #the lines): add these lines:

 custom_variable_classes = 'pljava' 
 pljava.classpath = '/usr/share/pljava/pljava.jar' 

Modify the following: listen_addresses = '*' # if you want to log in from the internet port = 5432

dynamic_library_path = '$libdir' to dynamic_library_path = '$libdir:/usr/share/pljava'

then modify pg_hba.conf in /var/lib/pgsql/data: Please note in a production environment change the method from 'trust' to 'md5', my case has been listed below:

 #local is for Unix domain socket connections only
 local   all         all                               trust 
 # IPv4 local connections:
 host    all         all          trust
 host    all         all          trust
 # IPv6 local connections:
 host    all         all         ::1/128               trust
 host    adempiere   adempiere             trust

Restart the postgreSQL server by running the following command:

 /etc/init.d/postgresql restart

(NOTE: You will need to restart the postgresql server every time you update the ph_hba.conf file for the changes to take effect)

Then install pljava into Database by running:

 java -cp /usr/share/pljava/deploy.jar:/usr/share/pgsql/postgresql-8.1-404.jdbc3.jar \
 org.postgresql.pljava.deploy.Deployer -install -user adempiere -database adempiere \
-password adempiere

Adempiere Installation

Download Adempiere_320.tar.gz, extract the file to /opt, then go to /opt/Adempiere, run by running:

"chmod -R 755 *.sh"

modify the configuration and press 'Test', if okay then press 'Save'. Please note that in Database Server>System Password, this should be the password for postgres. And Database Password should be 'adempiere'.

Then, go to /opt/Adempiere/utils and run to import data into Database.

Trouble Shooting

Error Database Port

If you get "Error Database Port (DB Server Port = 5432)", change the 'Database Server' from hostname to localhost should be okay.

Error IbmX509 Key Store

This error is a result of tomcat being defaulted to the sun key store factory. The main thing is to add 'algorithm="IbmX509"' to the Factory element.

You will need to find the ‘server.xml’ Located usually in:


Open with your favourite text editor:

 “vi server.xml”

Find the “<Connector port=”8443” ” line and at the bottom add “algorithm="IbmX509" /> “ Similar to below:

 <Connector port="8443" address="${jboss.bind.address}"
          maxThreads="100" strategy="ms" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
          scheme="https" secure="true" clientAuth="false" 
          sslProtocol = "TLS"   
          algorithm="IbmX509" />

Error JDBC

If you receive the following error, you will notice the host is trying to connect to the address, ensure you have enabled this connection in pg_hba.conf.

 ===========> Config.testJDBC: org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "", user "postgres",   database "template1", SSL off [27]
 ===========> Config.testJDBC: org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "", user "postgres", database "template1", SSL off [27]
 -----------> ConfigurationData.test: Error connecting: jdbc:postgresql://p570p5:5432/template1 - postgres/postgres [27]
 ===========> ConfigurationPanel$1.finished: Error JDBC Connection 
 (Error connecting: jdbc:postgresql://p570p5:5432/template1 - postgres/postgres) [12]
 ===========> ConfigurationPanel$1.finished: Error JDBC Connection 
 (Error connecting: jdbc:postgresql://p570p5:5432/template1 - postgres/postgres)

--python 10:27, 5 September 2007 (EDT)