How to run Fisheye or Crucible on startup on Mac OS X

This article is only provided as a guide and has only been tested on Mac OS X 10.5

launchd does not provide support for service dependencies so if you are using an external database, this may not work for you. Fisheye assumes the database is available when it starts, and the startup scripts will not wait for the database to become available.

You need to create a .plist file to create items that will start at boot time. Please refer to http://developer.apple.com/MacOsX/launchd.html for details.

Here is an example .plist that should work for Fisheye/Crucible:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>Label</key>
	<string>com.atlassian.fisheye</string>
	<key>ProgramArguments</key>
	<array>
		<string>/path/to/<FishEye install directory>/bin/run.sh</string>
	</array>
        <key>OnDemand</key>
        <false/>
        <key>RunAtLoad</key>
        <true/>
	<key>StandardOutPath</key>
	<string>/path/to/FISHEYE_INST/var/log/fisheye.out</string>
	<key>StandardErrorPath</key>
	<string>/path/to/FISHEYE_INST/var/log/fisheye.out</string>
	<key>EnvironmentVariables</key>
	<dict>
		<key>FISHEYE_INST</key>  <string>/path/to/FISHEYE_INST/</string>
		<key>FISHEYE_OPTS</key>  <string>-Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m</string>
	</dict>

</dict>
</plist>

Customize the /path/to/FISHEYE_INST/ and /path/to/<FishEye install directory>/ with the FISHEYE_INST and FishEye install directories respectively and make any required modifications to FISHEYE_OPTS. Save the file as com.atlassian.fisheye.plist and then try to load it with:

[amyers@erdinger:fecru-2.1.3]$ launchctl load  com.atlassian.fisheye.plist
[amyers@erdinger:fecru-2.1.3]$ launchctl start com.atlassian.fisheye

FishEye should now start up and you will be able to access it in your web browser.

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