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  • From: Dick Visser <>
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  • Subject: Grouper first steps
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:18:31 +0100

Hi guys

Let me introduce myself, my name is Dick Visser, and I am TERENA's
system & network engineer. We have decided to use Grouper as the group
management tool to start our federation attempts. We are just starting
out and the ideas is to gradually federate some of our webapps.

Grouper seems to rely heavily on Java - which unfortunately I do not
have too much experience with. Here's how I started out:

I dedicated a separate VM for Grouper, which runs Ubuntu 8.04. This has
tomcat5.5 and java 1.5.0 in it's repository, which should be good to go
according to the

To get the source I've checked out, this
is giving me r6428.

I found
and I can see that I now should follow:

1. API Installation
2. UI Installation
3. WS Installation
4. Initializing Administration of Privileges

However the API building step at is
already giving problems.
When I run 'ant dist' I get a huge string of errors:

Buildfile: build.xml



[javac] Compiling 4 source files to
[javac] ----------
[javac] 1. ERROR in
[javac] (at line 24)
[javac] import javax.naming.ldap.LdapName;
[javac] ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
[javac] The import javax.naming.ldap.LdapName cannot be resolved
[javac] ----------
[javac] 2. ERROR in
(at line 25)
[javac] import javax.naming.ldap.Rdn;
[javac] ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
[javac] The import javax.naming.ldap.Rdn cannot be resolved
[javac] ----------
[javac] 3. ERROR in
[javac] (at line 77)
[javac] public List<Rdn> getRdnsFromStemName(String stemName)
throws AttributeResolutionException {
[javac] ^^^
[javac] Rdn cannot be resolved to a type
[javac] The field USDU.grouperSourceAdapterId is never read locally
[javac] ----------
[javac] 836 problems (31 errors, 805 warnings)

Any ideas?


Dick Visser
System & Networking Engineer
TERENA Secretariat
Singel 468 D, 1017 AW Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 530 44 88 F +31 20 530 44 99


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