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[bioontology-support] trouble installing bioportal

thomas thomas at
Mon Nov 17 01:43:26 PST 2008


i'm trying to install bioportal 2.0, but i have a problem connecting  
to the database. i get the following response:

<accessDate>2008-11-17 01:04:34.650 CET</accessDate>
<shortMessage>Internal Server Error</shortMessage>
Could not open Hibernate Session for transaction; nested exception is  
org.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: Cannot open connection

i'm using mysql 5.07 and the jdbc-driver 5.0.8 on mac os x 10.5.5,  
java 1.5.0, tomcat 5.5.27. the svn checkout is from  
2008-11-07T08:33:36.080812Z 1429
i also tried the 5.1 mysql-jdbc-driver.

of course i quadruple-checked the properties settings and the  
databases and users...

if you have any idea, please let me know! so far i haven't bothered to  
install the ruby frontend app cause i figured that wouldn't help, or  
would it?

as a more general question: how much are you prepared to support  
bioportal? the installation instaructions so far are quite  
comprehensive, although not for newbies. i am somehow lucky that i  
came as far as i came. there are no forum entries (hmm, there's one  
ask for help, without response...) nor is there a mailing list. maybe  
i didn't find the right location? maybe i should just sign up as a  
developer? or maybe you're concentrating on developing the software  
and don't have resources to do support too - yet, at least? if the  
latter is the case please let me know!

thanks for your time,

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