OpenMRS is not able to start - Mac 10.14.6

referenceapplication-standalone-2.9.0: 2.9.0


I’m running Mac OS 10.14.6, Java 8 update 221. I’m trying to install the standalone 2.9 version, 10,000 records should be fine for my needs for a while. I have unzipped and run the openmrs-standalone.jar but i get an ‘OpenMRS is not able to start.’ error. I’m not sure how to share the code? i canot upload an attachment as a new users and the log is too large for pastebin without being a pro users

Thanks for any help

Is the log still too large even after you stop the standalone, delete the log file, and then run the standalone again to reproduce the problem?

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Hi, thanks for the reply. If i delete the tomcat log file (I presume thats the log files we’re talking about) then I cannot restart because I get the message ‘The tomcat port is not available. Please enter another one.’ If i choose a different port i get the same error and the log file is still too large. I’m no expert in this stuff, I was hoping to be able to just run it intially to get going, so thanks for you patience.

Can you break the log into parts for pastebin?


Hi, it going to be 4 pastes if you need it all…



Has the log upload help diagnose the installation issue I’m seeing? If you need anything further please let me know.


What does this command return? mvn -v


It returns -bash: mvn: command not found.

do you have maven installed on your pc

No. I thought the standalone version was a full install without the need to be installing other elements first?

Correct. How many versions of Java do you have on your computer?

Just one. It’s a brand new Mac running latest OS and a single instance of Java

Version 8 update 221

Can you show me what you are doing at?


I think co-ordinating time may be tricky…

I am running the openmrs-standalone.jar. I have to allow it to install via system prefs as it’s not from an authorised developer.

I have tried choosing both the empty and demo databases.

Application controller opens , tomcat port 8081, MySQL port 3317

It runs for about 5 minutes then loads the error I’ve listed in the browser.