LogicalDOC is a proprietary document management and collaboration system, developed using JAVA to handle and share documents within an organization.
It can be used as a document repository to manage the company’s workflows and a set of automatic import procedures.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install LogicalDOC on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS systems.
LogicalDOC requires JAVA to be installed on the systems which we’ll describe how to do below. When you’re ready, continue with the steps below to get LogicalDOC installed and ready to use on Ubuntu.
Install and configure JAVA
Since LogicalDOC requires JAVA, use the steps below to get JAVA installed.
The easiest way to install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu is via a third-party PPA… To add that PPA, run the commands below.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
After running the commands above, you should see a prompt to accept the PPA key onto Ubuntu… accept and continue
Now that the PPA repository has been added to Ubuntu, run the commands below to download Oracle Java 8 installer…. the installer should install the latest Java JDK 8 on your Ubuntu machines.
sudo apt update sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer
When you run the commands above you’ll be prompted to access the license terms of the software… accept and continue.
Set Oracle JDK8 as default, to do that, install the oracle-java8-set-default package. This will automatically set the JAVA env variable.
sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default
Now that JAVA is installed, run the commands below to set its home directory.
sudo nano /etc/environment
Then copy and paste the highlighted line below and save the file.
PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games" JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle export JAVA_HOME
After that run the commands below.
When you run echo $JAVA_HOME you should now see the Java home directory.
Now that Java is installed, run the commands below to install MariaDB.
sudo apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client
After installing MariaDB, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the MariaDB service to always start up when the server boots.
Run these on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
sudo systemctl stop mysql.service sudo systemctl start mysql.service sudo systemctl enable mysql.service
Run these on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 LTS
sudo systemctl stop mariadb.service sudo systemctl start mariadb.service sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service
After that, run the commands below to secure the MariaDB server by creating a root password and disallowing remote root access.
When prompted, answer the questions below by following the guide.
- Enter current password for root (enter for none): Just press the Enter
- Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
- New password: Enter password
- Re-enter new password: Repeat password
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y
Restart MariaDB server
Create LogicalDOC Database
After installing MariaDB, use the guide below to create a database and user for LogicalDOC.
To log on to the MariaDB database server, run the commands below.
sudo mysql -u root -p
Then create a database called logicaldoc
CREATE DATABASE logicaldoc;
Create a database user called logicaldocuser with a new password
CREATE USER 'logicaldocuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
Then grant the user full access to the database.
GRANT ALL ON logicaldoc.* TO 'logicaldocuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Finally, save your changes and exit.
FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
Next, run the commands below to open the MariaDB configuration file.
sudo nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf
Then make the highlighted changes and save the file.
# # * Basic Settings # user = mysql pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port = 3306 basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp lc-messages-dir = /usr/share/mysql skip-external-locking character-set-server = utf8 collation-server = utf8_bin default-storage-engine = INNODB
Restart MariaDB by running the commands below:
sudo systemctl restart mariadb.service
Download LogicalDOC Package
Before installing LogicalDOC, please install these required packages.
sudo apt-get install libreoffice imagemagick ghostscript tesseract-ocr xpdf
After preparing your systems, run the commands below to download the LogicalDOC package.
cd /tmp wget wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/logicaldoc-dist/logicaldoc/installers/logicaldoc-installer-8.1.zip unzip logicaldoc-installer-8.1.zip
Finally, run the commands below to install
sudo java -jar logicaldoc-installer.jar
Follow the wizard to answer the prompts when using the command line. For the desktop user, you should see a GUI wizard.
Select a location to install LogicalDOC
Then type info about your company
Next, select MySQL connection and enter the database info you created above.
When you’re done, LogicalDOC should be installed and ready to use.
Open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address.
You can use the commands below to create a service account.
sudo cp /LogicalDOC/bin/logicaldoc-all.service /etc/systemd/system sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Then use these commands to stop, start, and enable the service.
sudo systemctl stop logicaldoc-all sudo systemctl start logicaldoc-all sudo systemctl enable logicaldoc-all
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