Get jBilling

Building from Source

Building from Source


Java 6+
Grails 1.3.4
PostgreSQL 8+ (required for testing; other runtime databases are supported)
To run jBilling from source. you will need to have Java 6+ and Grails 1.3.4 installed. To install Grails, download version 1.3.4 from the Grails Archive and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.

Java and PostgreSQL can be downloaded an installed by visiting the vendors' websites, or in Linux environments by using the package manager (apt-get or yum).

Unzipping Source Code from source package

After downloading the zip file with the source code (available in the download section), uncompress this file to get all of the source files:


Configuring PostgreSQL

To run jBilling with the out-of-box reference database, you must have PostgreSQL installed and configured with a 'jbilling' user and an empty 'jbilling_test' database. The setup scripts also expect that the user will allow local connections without a password.

Edit the PostgreSQL pg_hba.conf file and change the 'local' and 'IPv4' localhost connection types:

# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only
local all all trust
# IPv4 local connections:
host all all trust

Connect to PostgreSQL and create the test user and database.

CREATE DATABASE jbilling_test WITH OWNER jbilling;


Run the Grails compile target to compile the jBilling source code, then run the prepare-test target to load the reference database and prepare all the required resources.

grails compile

This will start downloading dependencies (a number of jar files are needed to build jBilling). This will happen only once, the very first time. If asked to 'upgrade' a version of a jar file, answer yes.

grails prepare-test

The Grails compile target may halt with a compiler error on some environments, running compile a second time usually resolves the issue.

Running from Source

Windows: run-app.bat
Linux/Mac: ./ You will need to do chmod +x *.sh to make the script runnable