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From Timothy Potter <>
Subject Re: SOLR-7240, java -jar start.jar, and 5.1
Date Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:37:18 GMT
As Gus points out in the ticket, the cloud-dev scripts are broken too
:-( So I'm with Erick on this one ...

The fix I'd like to do is to just add start.ini to the server
directory and leave the SOLR_JETTY_CONFIG var in the scripts alone

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Erick Erickson <> wrote:
> Hmmm, can we apply Mak's fix for 5.1 to give us some breathing space
> to get the release out? My suspeicion is that it'll take some time to
> get all the docs changed if we don't ship with a working start.jar....
> Although as usual if I'm not doing the work I'm not sure I have much to say...
> Erick
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Timothy Potter <> wrote:
>> SOLR-7240 broke the ability to start Solr using: java -jar start.jar
>> To me, that doesn't matter as I always use bin/solr, however this
>> means ant run-example is broken as-is since it relies on java -jar
>> start.jar.
>> Hossman is on vacation, but here's his response to my marking that as
>> a blocker for 5.1:
>> As of solr5 we very clearly document that the only supported way to
>> run solr is bin/solr - we may not have ever explicitly said start.jar
>> was no longer supported, but we shouldn't have ever needed to because
>> it was never officially supported either - it was just an *example* of
>> how to run solr in jetty.
>> If we're going to hold back on stuff like this now, I don't see how
>> were ever going to leave ourselves enough room to gradually replace
>> the internals like we've talked about for a while, unless we commit to
>> rolling our own start.jar
>> I won't stand in the way if people think this is important, but I give
>> up on trying to move past "solr is just a web app" if we worry about
>> stuff like this.
>> <<<
>> Mak has proposed the following solution for 5.1:
>> We have 2 paths going forward:
>> 1) Stick with the committed solution and accept that java -jar
>> start.jar no longer works; we'll have to fix ant run-example somehow.
>> 2) Apply Mak's fix for 5.1
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