I chose custom install for a new install with our developer license, so I could install it alongside another Confluence for testing. However, it can't start due to port 8000 already being in use, when I specifically chose a different port (8001). This confuses me and I cannot find any user error here. Here is the output of the install:
Unpacking JRE ...
Starting Installer ...
This will install Confluence 4.3.7 on your computer.
OK o, Enter , Cancel c
Choose the appropriate installation or upgrade option.
Please choose one of the following:
Express Install (uses default settings) 1 , Custom Install (recommended for advanced users) 2 , Upgrade an existing Confluence installation 3, Enter
Where should Confluence 4.3.7 be installed?
Default location for Confluence data
Configure which ports Confluence will use.
Confluence requires two TCP ports that are not being used by any other
applications on this machine. The HTTP port is where you will access
Confluence through your browser. The Control port is used to Startup and
Use default ports (HTTP: 8090, Control: 8000) - Recommended 1, Enter , Set custom value for HTTP and Control ports 2
HTTP Port Number
Control Port Number
Confluence can be run in the background.
You may choose to run Confluence as a service, which means it will start
automatically whenever the computer restarts.
Install Confluence as Service?
Yes y, Enter , No n
Extracting files ...
Please wait a few moments while Confluence starts up.
Launching Confluence ...
Installation of Confluence 4.3.7 is complete
Your installation of Confluence 4.3.7 is now ready and can be accessed via
Confluence 4.3.7 can be accessed at http://localhost:8091
Finishing installation ...
And here is the complaint in the log, though I will attach the full one:
SEVERE: StandardServer.await: create 8000 :
java.net.BindException: Address already in use
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketBind(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.bind(Unknown Source)
at java.net.ServerSocket.bind(Unknown Source)
at java.net.ServerSocket.<init>(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
Feb 14, 2013 1:06:11 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol pause
INFO: Pausing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-8091
Feb 14, 2013 1:06:12 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService stop
It is obviously the other Confluence install listening on port 8000, as expected:
root@devtools-test:~# netstat -anp | grep LIST
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:3306 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1885/mysqld
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:22 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 761/sshd
tcp6 0 0 :::8080 :::* LISTEN 529/java
tcp6 0 0 :::22 :::* LISTEN 761/sshd
tcp6 0 0 :::8090 :::* LISTEN 13943/java
tcp6 0 0 127.0.0.1:8000 :::* LISTEN 13943/java
tcp6 0 0 127.0.0.1:8005 :::* LISTEN 529/java
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