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Build and run solr from source

Follow the below steps to change or add features to SOLR and build from source

1. Download desired version of SOLR at https://lucene.apache.org/solr/ with source. File name might look like solr-4.7.0-src.tgz
2. Extract it to folder using 7-zip if windows. Easy to extract in Mac or Unix systems
3. In terminal/cmd go to solr directory (/extract_location/solr-4.7.0)
4.  (Optional to work in eclipse) Run "ant eclipse" command under /extract_location/solr-4.7.0 to create an eclipse project
5. Execute "ant compile" under /extract_location/solr-4.7.0 to compile Solr binaries
6. Execute "ant ivy-bootstrap" based on solr version that uses ivy
7. Under  /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr execute "ant dist" should create war and jar files under /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr/dist
8. Copy the war file  /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr/xxxsolr-<ver>-SNAPSHOT.war to /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr/example/webapps
9. Rename the file /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr/example/webapps/xxxsolr-<ver>-SNAPSHOT.war to solr.war
10. Run solr - Go to /extract_location/solr-4.7.0/solr/example/ execute "java -jar start.jar"



Continue reading to add sample data and test Solr by following steps below


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