Installation using MariaDB

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LogicalDOC CE 7.5.1 has been successfully installed on Ubuntu 14.04 Server using MariaDB 10.1.
This install was on a vanilla install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTE 64bit Server. The steps below follow what I did to configure Ubuntu for LogicalDOC.

Update Current Packages

It is assumed that the user is logged in and has sudo access. For information on giving a user sudo access visit Liquidweb page on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04.

These steps are performed from the command line.

sudo apt-get update

Setup Oracle Java 8

These simple steps have been retrieved from: How to Install Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Add the WebUpd8 Team Personal Package Archive (PPA)

Add the PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

The Installation

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Check Installation

java -version

The output should be similar to:


Install MariaDB

Brief introduction MariaDB 5.5 corresponds to version 5.5 of MySQL, MariaDB 10 instead corresponds essentially to the 5.6 version of MySQL. Initially we had thought to install on the system MariaDB version 5.5 using the instructions published at this address Afterwards, having verified the availability of newer versions we opted to install MariaDB 10.1 following the instructions published by this other address

Add the MariaDB Repository

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

To find which repo you should use with the MariaDB repository generator. We’re going to add the Ubuntu 14.04 “trusty” MariaDB 10.1 repository.

Import the public key and add the MariaDB repository:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 0xcbcb082a1bb943db
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb trusty main'

Install MariaDB

Once the key is imported and the repository added you can install MariaDB with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mariadb-server

Verify that MariaDB is operational

After installation, run mysql -u root -p
Enter your password when prompted. You will see output similar to the following:


Congratulations, you have successfully installed MariaDB. If you instead received an error, retry by running the following command:

sudo service mysql start

Install Third Parties Components

LogicalDOC Community needs a couple of additional commands in order to produce the thumbnail of documents. These are two very common and easy to install packages: ImageMagick and Ghostscript. The first is used for image manipulation, and the second to convert PDF documents to image.

sudo apt-get install ghostscript
sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Check version and installation path

The first command will show the location path where the ImageMagic command convert is located. You need to record this path because you will need it during LogicalDOC installation.

whereis convert
convert –version

Install LogicalDOC Community

Download LogicalDOC Installer from SourceForge

The LogicalDOC Community project is hosted on SourceForge at:]

The downloads of the latest release version 7.5.1 are available at:

We choose to download the package using the direct link


Uncompress the installer

Make a temporary folder and uncompress there the installer

sudo mkdir tmpldisntaller
sudo mv tmpldisntaller/
cd tmpldisntaller/

Launch the installation

Create an empty folder on the root of the Filesystem

sudo mkdir /LogicalDOC

Launch the setup installer

sudo java -jar logicaldoc-installer.jar

One of the most important things of this installation is the specification of the database engine that LogicalDOC will use to store its data

In this case you must pay attention to choose MySQL as database engine and then to enter username and password of MariaDB's root user we have previously installed

Configure Service for Reboot

To start LogicalDOC at server bootstrap you need to copy the startup script into your system initialization directory so execute the command:

sudo cp /LogicalDOC/bin/logicaldoc /etc/init.d
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/logicaldoc

Then edit the file /etc/init.d/logicaldoc adjusting the paths. Save the file and execute the commands:

sudo update-rc.d logicaldoc defaults
sudo service logicaldoc start

Now you can access the program using the browser, pointing it to http://localhost:8080/
Use the credentials admin/admin (username/password) to enter the first time.