This page describes the prerequisite to the installation of Gazelle applications. All the tools developed in the context of the Gazelle testbed project are developed for JBoss (5.0.1-GA, 7.2.0.final or 8.0.0.Final) and use a postgreSQL database.

We recommand to install the Gazelle tools in a Debian-like environment, it’s the environment running on IHE Europe servers so we know that it is correctly working. Moreover, most of the installation and configuration procedures are described for such an environment.


We are currenlty using PostgreSQL 9.1 on most of our servers.

Install a JVM

Most of our applications running on JBoss8 are using java 8. Consider installing openJDK.

echo 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t jessie-backports openjdk-8-jdk

Install JBoss 8 application server

Get package

from: http://gazelle.ihe.net/jboss8/wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip

wget -nv -O /tmp/wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip http://gazelle.ihe.net/jboss8/wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip

Create init script

from: http://gazelle.ihe.net/jboss8/init.d_jboss8

wget -nv -O /tmp/init.d_jboss8 https://gazelle.ihe.net/jboss8/init.d_jboss8

Install jboss in the /usr/local folder

cd /usr/local
sudo mv /tmp/wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip .
sudo unzip ./wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip
sudo ln -s wildfly-8.0.0.Final jboss8
sudo rm -rf wildfly-8.0.0.Final.zip
sudo chown -R jboss:jboss-admin /usr/local/jboss8
sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/local/wildfly-8.0.0.Final
sudo mkdir /var/log/jboss8/
sudo chown -R jboss:jboss-admin /var/log/jboss8/
sudo chmod -R g+w /var/log/jboss8/

Install the init script and make it start at system startup

sudo mv /tmp/init.d_jboss8 /etc/init.d/jboss8
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/jboss8
sudo update-rc.d jboss8 defaults