Linux Installation guidelines
The OpenRep software is not OS dependent. It requires
Java Runtime Environment or JRE. But recently the software stopped
functioning in my machine and I had a tough time to pinpoint the cause. It
was due to Java incompatibility by recent updates.
Thanks to Mr
Albert Baier of Chicago, US who has come up with a novel method
of self contained installation of OpenRep. This method will protect the
installation from symbolic links, accidental deletions and java updates.
The downside of this method is it consumes more disk space of 240 MB if
Java is already installed.
Baier Method of OpenRep Installation
1. Download the self contained OpenRep
Collective 32 bit or OpenRep
Collective 64 bit for Linux in your home folder
Download the self contained OpenRep
Version2 for Linux in your home folder
2. In the downloaded folder of OpenRep,
locate the file 'launcher Text'. Edit
content of this file using your text editor. This file contains the cmd
line for forcing openrep to use our local jre, where xxxx is your
3. Use File Manager, Permissions, to make the
Conventional Method of OpenRep Installation
- Download the tarball of Java (java version "1.8.0_51")
32 bit or 64 bit from
- Open the terminal and enter the following command to become root user
- Now enter the following command to create a folder jre in home folder
- Untar the tarball of Java to home folder. You may require root
privileges. I used archive manager to extract the folder to home folder
- Use the following command to install
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java
/home/jre/jre1.8.0_51/bin/java 100 6. Verify your
installation using the following command in terminal
It should give an output like this
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_51-b16)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 25.51-b03, mixed mode)
7. Untar the
tarball of OpenRep to your desired destination
8. Ensure that
OpenRep.jar file is executable
9.I have created
one shell script which is included in your downloaded folder. This bash
shell script executes OpenRep.jar file using jre installed in the machine.
The file name is 'OpenRep.sh'. Please make this file executable.
- You may create a shortcut in desktop using your text editor. I created
one bash script as follows
The green colored script should be changed to your destination folder.
Name this script as OpenRep Launcher and make it executable.
Your software is ready to launch.
'boen' refers to Boenninghausen's
therapeutic pocket book
- Open your software by double clicking your launcher. You may observe
that repertories are not displayed in the list. You have to import
repertories from the downloaded OpenRep folder. In this folder you
have to select the following files to import the repertories
'boer' refers to Boericke's
'bogboen' refers to Boger
Boenninghausen's characteristics repertory
'kent_es' refers to Kent's
'publicum' refers to Repertorium
'sai' refers to Sensation as if by
H A Roberts
'bach' refers to Bach flower
'Collective' refers to Collective
It is to be noted that only 'Kent', 'Boericke',
'Repertorium publicum', 'Boenninghausen's therapeutic pocket book' and
'Collective repertory' works in OpenRep Collective version.
In OpenRep version 2 rest of the
repertories namely 'Bach', 'Sensation as if', 'Boger Boenninghausen's
characteristics repertory' and Repertorium publicum will be functional.