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  1. Solr
  2. SOLR-7850

Move user customization out of solr.in.* scripts



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 5.2.1
    • Fix Version/s: 6.3
    • Component/s: scripts and tools
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      I've seen a fair number of users customizing solr.in.* scripts to make changes to their Solr installs. I think the documentation suggests this, though I haven't confirmed.

      One possible problem with this is that we might make changes in those scripts which such a user would want in their setup, but if they replace the script with the one in the new version, they will lose their customizations.

      I propose instead that we have the startup script look for and utilize a user customization script, in a similar manner to linux init scripts that look for /etc/default/packagename, but are able to function without it. I'm not entirely sure where the script should live or what it should be called. One idea is server/etc/userconfig.{sh,cmd} ... but I haven't put a lot of thought into it yet.

      If the internal behavior of our scripts is largely replaced by a small java app as detailed in SOLR-7043, then the same thing should apply there – have a config file for a user to specify settings, but work perfectly if that config file is absent.


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                dsmiley David Smiley
                elyograg Shawn Heisey
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