KonaKart Integration

KonaKart is a Java based eCommerce Shopping Cart Software.

KonaKart supports various databases, but the following step-by-step instruction is based on PostgreSQL (and MySQL)

Install PostgreSQL on a Linux server

  • uname -a
  • sudo bash
  • aptitude search postgres
  • aptitude install postgresql-8.2
  • ls /var/lib/postgresql/8.2/
  • /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 stop
  • /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 start
  • su - postgres
  • psql -U postgres
  • List/show all databases contained by this instance: select * from pg_database;
  • select * from pg_tables;
  • \q

Install PostgreSQL on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

  • http://www.postgresql.org/download/macosx
  • sudo bash
  • su - postgres
  • In the case of 9.0 one has to init the DB after installing, e.g. /Library/PostgreSQL/9.0/bin/initdb -D /Library/PostgreSQL/9.0/data
  • /Library/PostgreSQL/8.4/bin/pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/8.4/data stop
  • /Library/PostgreSQL/8.4/bin/pg_ctl -D /Library/PostgreSQL/8.4/data start

Install MySQL on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

  • http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
    • Download Community Server DMG Archive: mysql-5.1.47-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg
  • Open DMG
    • Double-click mysql-5.1.47-osx10.6-x86_64.pkg
    • Will be installed to /usr/local/...
    • Double-click MySQLStartupItem.pkg
    • Will be installed to /Library/StartupItems/...
  • sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start
  • sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop
  • In order to disable automatic startup during system boot: vi /etc/hostconfig (set MYSQLCOM=-YES- to NO)
  • Test mysql: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqlshow -uroot -p
  • Display version: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin version
  • Import MySQL dump:
    • /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -uroot -p < /Users/michaelwechner/dump.sql
    • The initial root account passwords are empty, hence just hit enter when being asked for the password
  • Assuming that the dump created a database called 'my-database', which contains a table 'my-table':
    • /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -uroot -p my-database
    • show tables;
    • select * from my-table;
    • quit
  • ...

Install KonaKart

Import KonaKart sample data into PostgreSQL

  • Create a KonaKart database within PostgreSQL:
    • sudo bash
    • /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.2 start
    • su - postgres
    • dropdb -U postgres konakart
    • createdb -U postgres --encoding unicode konakart
  • Import the sample data (e.g. a dump):
    • Depending on what web-server port you want to run KonaKart, you might have to change the port within the KonaKart sample data:
      • grep 8780 konakart/database/PostgreSQL/konakart_demo.sql
      • Replace the port number 8780 for example by 8080: vi: 1,$s/8780/8080/g
      • grep localhost:8780 konakart/database/PostgreSQL/konakart_demo.sql
      • Replace localhost by the actual server host name
    • Import the data: psql -U postgres -d konakart -f konakart/database/PostgreSQL/konakart_demo.sql
    • Test the data:
      • psql -U postgres -d konakart
      • select * from products;
      • \q
    • ...
  • ...

Configure the database connection within KonaKart and PostgreSQL

  • cd konakart
  • webapps/konakart/WEB-INF/classes/konakart.properties
    • torque.database.store1.adapter              = postgresql
    • torque.dsfactory.store1.connection.driver   = org.postgresql.Driver
    • torque.dsfactory.store1.connection.url      = jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/konakart
    • torque.dsfactory.store1.connection.user     = postgres
    • torque.dsfactory.store1.connection.password =
  • webapps/konakartadmin/WEB-INF/classes/konakartadmin.properties
  • Make sure that postgreSQL is listening
    • vi /etc/postgresql/8.2/main/postgresql.conf
    • listen_addresses = 'localhost,'
    • netstat -nt -l | grep 5432
  • Make sure that you can connect without password from localhost:
    • vi /etc/postgresql/8.2/main/pg_hba.conf
    • host    all         all          trust
    • host    all         all         ::1/128               trust

Running KonaKart

  • Either run the Tomcat which is part of the distribution
    • cd konkart
    • OPTIONAL: To be on the safe reconfigure the port 8005 within conf/server.xml by for example 8705
    • OPTIONAL: Enable SOAP: webapps/konakart/WEB-INF/server-config.wsdd (<parameter name="allowedMethods" value="*"/>)
    • chmod -R 775 bin
    • ./bin/startup.sh
    • SOAP:
  • Or build war files
    • cd konakart/custom
    • ant make_wars
    • cp war/* MY_TOMCAT/webapps/.
    • OPTIONAL: Make sure that database connection is configured correctly (as described above)
  • Frontend:
  • Backend:

Alternative: Use the silent installer on Linux (WARNING: Does not work on Mac OS X)

  • Download the Linux installer: http://www.konakart.com/downloads/community_edition
  • ./konakart-linux-install -S -DInstallationDir /home/wyona/konakart -DDatabaseType postgresql -DDatabaseUrl jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/konakart -DDatabaseDriver org.postgresql.Driver -DDatabaseUsername postgres
  • Startup: It seems that the silent installer starts Tomcat automatically on port 8780
    • netstat -nt -l | grep
    • Otherwise use /home/wyona/konakart/bin/startup.sh
  • IMPORTANT: Make sure that your data within the database is also using the port 8780

Installing the Enterprise Edition (manually)

  • Also see http://www.konakart.com/docs/manualInstallation_EE.html
  • Assume we have installed the community edition at /home/foo/konakart
  • ./bin/shutdown.sh
  • Unzip konkart enterprise package (e.g. KonaKart-Enterprise- within some temporary directory, e.g. /home/foo/tmp/konakart
  • Copy (overwrite) all files and directories from the enterrpise to the community directory, e.g. cp -r /home/foo/tmp/konakart/* /home/foo/konakart/.
  • ./bin/startup.sh
  • Try using a feature which is only supported by the enterprise edition, e.g. switching the language within konakartadmin.



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