ISLE: Troubleshooting Guide

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Browser Caching and the Warning: "Bad Gateway"

  • Problem: While attempting to access "https://yourprojectnamehere.localdomain/" you see the browser result: "Bad Gateway"
  • Solution #1: Open "https://yourprojectnamehere.localdomain/" in an Incognito window (that prevents the browser from using prior cached pages). (Alternately, you can empty your browser cache in your regular browser.)
  • Solution #2: Implement the Error message: "Install Drupal" solution (below). Docker software updates often silently adds an extraneous "127.0.0.1 kubernetes.docker.internal" line. Commenting that extra line will frequently resolve the "Bad Gateway" message.

Error message: "Install Drupal"

  • Problem: You install Docker software updates to your local; now, the browser no longer displays your local site and instead redirects you to "/install.php" so that you may "Install Drupal".
  • Possible Cause: Docker may have added additional dns entries to your hosts file, causing local havoc and confusion. This is easy to clean up and remedy.
  • Possible Solution: Edit the "/etc/hosts" File and remove, or comment out, any of the following extra and problematic lines (note that your IP might be in place of the examples below):
    • 127.0.0.1 kubernetes.docker.internal
    • 111.222.333.4 host.docker.internal
    • 111.222.333.4 gateway.docker.internal

Fatal: Could Not Read From Remote Repository

If you encounter an error like this:

  • Set up an SSH key and add it to your local ssh-agent to add access rights to read from your remote repository.
  • This will allow you to pull from your git repository hosting service.
  • See SSH key "How To" instructions on Github or Bitbucket or Gitlab.

Fedora Hash Size (Conditional)

Are you migrating an existing Islandora site that has greater than one million objects?

This is a power user setting and is an incredibly rare situation, so do this step only if you have an akubra level 2 or greater.

While this will depend on your pre-existing Production system, it is important to double-check this. If you have a larger hash size than the default ISLE system (##), and don't follow the settings below, ISLE may not function properly when your data has been migrated. (Note: even though it looks like a placeholder, the actual syntax value is actually ##.)

  • If you have larger Fedora collections, there is a possibility that you made changes to the akubra-llstore.xml file to allow for the creation of larger or deeper hash directories)
  • You will need to copy your /usr/local/fedora/server/config/spring/akubra-llstore.xml from your Production Fedora System to ./config/fedora/akubra-llstore.xml
  • You will then need to add an extra line in the Fedora service (fedora) volumes section to bind mount this file in. This will guarantee proper Fedora data hash structure.
    • - ./config/fedora/akubra-llstore.xml:/usr/local/fedora/server/config/spring/akubra-llstore.xml

How to Use a MySQL GUI Client to Import Drupal Database

  • If you want to use a MySQL client with a GUI to import the Production MySQL Drupal database you'll need to uncomment the ports section of the MySQL service within the docker-compose.local.yml to make it so you can access port 3306 from the host computer. If you are already running MySQL on your personal computer, you'll have a port conflict and will need to either shutdown that service prior to running ISLE or change 3306:3306 to something like 9306:3306. Please double-check.

Non-Running Docker Containers

If you don't see all containers running, then stop the running containers with docker-compose down and start the containers one at a time following the instructions below:

  • MySQL image pull & container launch

    docker pull islandoracollabgroup/isle-mysql:1.2.0

    docker-compose up -d mysql

  • Fedora image pull & container launch

    docker pull islandoracollabgroup/isle-fedora:1.2.0

    docker-compose up -d fedora

    (Optional but recommended troubleshooting step)

    • Please note the Tomcat service requires about one to three minutes to startup and as such if the end user rushes to the URL supplied below, the service page may time out or be reported as unreachable. Give it a little time.
    • After spinning up fedora container, check if the Fedora service is running prior to advancing.
    • Navigate to http://hostip:8081/manager/html a popup login prompt should appear.
    • Enter the user name of admin and the password of isle_admin
    • Upon login a large display of running Tomcat applications should display, scroll down to fedora
    • The application state / status should be true
    • If false appears instead, attempt to restart the Fedora service manually.
    • Select the restart button to the right of the status area.
    • If it still fails, review the mounted Fedora logs. The docker-compose.yml file will indicate where the logs are located.
    • Using terminal and then entering a command like tail -n 300 - <path to ISLE project/data/fedora/log/tomcat:/usr/local/tomcat/logs/fedora.log should display enough information to troubleshoot or restart the entire startup process.
  • Solr image pull & container launch

    docker pull islandoracollabgroup/isle-solr:1.2.0

    docker-compose up -d solr

  • Apache image pull & container launch

    docker pull islandoracollabgroup/isle-apache:1.2.0

    docker-compose up -d apache


Port Conflicts

If you encounter an error like this:

Error starting userland proxy: Bind for 0.0.0.0:xxxx failed: port is already allocated

then ISLE may have encountered a conflict with the xxxx port identified in the error message.

In MacOS, this can frequently be caused by a local Apache or Nginx web server, or local MySQL server.

You may need to remove or disable these local web servers before you can successfully install ISLE. (Please first ensure it's not being used.)

  • If you have a local Apache web server that ships with most MacOS machines may conflict with port 80, and can usually be disabled from a terminal using these commands:

    • sudo apachectl stop
    • sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist 2>/dev/null
  • If you have a local Nginx web server it may conflict with port 8080, and it can usually be disabled from a terminal using:

    • sudo nginx -s stop

Once your web server(s) have been disabled, resume the ISLE install process by repeating your last installation command, presumably docker-compose up -d.


Viewing Logs in ISLE 1.2.0 or Higher

As of ISLE release logging to physical file has been turned off, stdout & stderr are to console only no more physical files. This means if you need to view logs for debugging, here are some methods:

  • Docker method: (when using the Docker json driver and TICK is not on)
  • Single container: docker logs -f <containername>
  • All containers: docker logs --tail=0 --follow

  • [Docker-compose method:(https://docs.docker.com/compose/reference/logs/)] (when using the Docker json driver and TICK is not on) Single container: docker-compose logs -f All containers: docker-compose logs --tail=0 --follow

  • Use the TICK Log viewer if TICK is setup and using the Docker syslog driver (Production / Staging only)


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