I am trying to install JIRA 5.1.8 on a brand new debian 6.0.6 system. The problem I'm facing is that application keeps throwing the message
"The Control port you have chosen appears to be in use. Please choose a different port number."
and I can't pass beyond this step.
No matter which port I choose I get the same response. I have tried tried 4540, 8004, 8005, 8015, 8102, and 10600.
Exact response is below:
Configure which ports JIRA will use.
JIRA requires two TCP ports that are not being used by any other
applications on this machine. The HTTP port is where you will access JIRA
through your browser. The Control port is used to Startup and Shutdown JIRA.
Use default ports (HTTP: 8080, Control: 8005) - Recommended [1, Enter], Set custom value for HTTP and Control ports 
The Control port you have chosen appears to be in use. Please choose a different port number.
Thanks Nic, but i tried it and don't see any big issue.
I get nothing when i grep to 8005, and this is the result when i dont gerp it:
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:111 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1017/portmap
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:22 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 2162/sshd
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:25 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 2156/master
tcp 0 0 SERVER_IP_HERE:22 MY_IP_HERE:7668 ESTABLISHED 16418/sshd: daniel.
tcp6 0 0 :::22 :::* LISTEN 2162/sshd
Any other ideas?
Ah! Yes, actually. Netstat is still my friend, but it's a bit more obscure than "something else using the port".
I suspect you might have run into a problem (bug?) I've hit before with Linux boxes and java. I was using a mixed IPV 4 and 6 stack. For some reason I never worked out, the application (it wasn't an Atlassian one) tested the IPV4 ports you told it to, then reported every single one of them as held open if IPV6 was enabled.
Just as a test to see if I'm barking in completely the wrong forest (again), could you temporarily disable ipv6 - http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIPv6 and see if that changes the error?
With a fresh Debian Wheezy install; the loopback device is missing from `ifconfig` for some reason. If you don't see `lo` in the output of `sudo ifconfig` then try `sudo ifconfig lo up` and then run the installer with `env _JAVA_OPTIONS="-Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true" ./atlassian-jira-6.3.12-x64.bin`.
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