Jacobian Jacobian - 2 months ago 18
Java Question

"Nothing to start" when trying to start Apache Solr

I have

Ubuntu 14.10
and now I want to install and try
Apache Solr
. First of all, I visited official
Apache Solr
page and downloaded a zip archive. Then I unzipped it in one folder called
solr
, so that this manually created folder now contains these files:

contexts/
libs/
modules/
...
start.jar


Among those files I see
start.jar
and, so, following one of the tutorials I tried this command (inside this very folder):

$ java -jar start.jar


But, as a result, I have this error message:
WARNING. Nothing to start, exiting...
. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

Answer

According to http://lucene.apache.org/solr/quickstart.html the command to start Solr 5.2.1 is

bin/solr start -e cloud -noprompt

The reference to start.jar is from an older tutorial to a start.jar in the examples folder.