2.2 Obtaining GreenPages

This document provides instructions for building the complete GreenPages application and running it in Virgo Tomcat Server.

To get the completed GreenPages application, including tests and explanatory skeleton parts:

  1. download the latest Zip file from

  2. extract all the files from the Zip file to a convenient directory (preserving the directory structure).

To extract the files on Windows:

prompt> mkdir c:\springsource\samples
prompt> cd c:\springsource\samples
prompt> jar xf c:\path\to\greenpages-2.5.0.RELEASE.zip
prompt> set GREENPAGES_HOME=c:\springsource\samples\greenpages-2.5.0.RELEASE

To extract the files on Unix systems:

prompt$ mkdir -p /opt/springsource/samples 
prompt$ cd /opt/springsource/samples 
prompt$ unzip /path/to/greenpages-2.5.0.RELEASE.zip 
prompt$ export GREENPAGES_HOME=/opt/springsource/samples/greenpages-2.5.0.RELEASE

The environment variable GREENPAGES_HOME set here is not used by the projects, but is used as a shorthand in the instructions that follow.

The GreenPages Zip file contains several directories with names that start greenpages. They contain the completed application which can be built and tested (as described in the next section).