I downloaded Alfresco Community 5.0.a (Custom Install) from the official link:
I extracted firstly the zip file and later also alfresco.war and share.war to /opt/tomcat-<version>/webapps/alfresco and /opt/tomcat-<version>/webapps/share.
I found the file alfresco-global.properties.sample in the zip file and customized it.
However, I'm not able to configure the application as in Alfresco 4.2.x or in a similar way, even if the documentation for Alfresco 5.0 (http://docs.alfresco.com/community/concepts/welcome-infocenter_community.html) references the same files. The files (or whole subdirectory structures) are simply missing in alfresco.war and the configuration directives from the documentation aren't located in another files neither.
To be more specific:
the file servers subsystem configuration is missing: alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/subsystems/fileServers, I tried to create the file alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/subsystems/fileServers/default/file-servers.properties and configure the FTP (change port) and CIFS server (disable), without success... no change... But the documentation mentions this file and the same/similar attributes as in 4.2.x, for instance FTP: http://docs.alfresco.com/community/concepts/fileserv-ftp-intro.html
To be more concise:
no alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/repository.properties file exists
no alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/authority-services-context.xml (we need to set alfresco administrators group)
Furthermore, the connection to LDAP server doesn't work (cannot login). The configuration is in alfresco-global.properties is attached. The error from catalina.out after LDAP login as well.
Is Alfresco 5.0.a an official release prepared for production use?
centos 6.5 (x86_64), oracle java 1.7.0_67, tomcat 7.0.53, postgresql 9.2.9
[This comment has been reassigned to email@example.com as part of the Alfresco cloud migration project. The author of this comment was pmonks] Note: in the comment above I believe meant shared/classes rather than WEB-INF/classes (the latter is a very poor choice for overridden configuration files).
[This comment has been reassigned to firstname.lastname@example.org as part of the Alfresco cloud migration project. The author of this comment was kroast] Apologies yes tomcat/shared/classes is of course what I meant.
[This comment has been reassigned to email@example.com as part of the Alfresco cloud migration project. The author of this comment was slanglois] As explained above, the missing files are now embedded in jar files.
The documentation is now updated accordingly, so that you don't expect the files to be there.
As for the LDAP issue you have, it seems to be the same as ACE-2133, which was fixed in Alfresco Community Edition 5.0.c and in the Enterprise Edition too.
[This comment has been reassigned to firstname.lastname@example.org as part of the Alfresco cloud migration project. The author of this comment was resplin] This issue has been marked as resolved since the last release of Alfresco Community Edition, so we are closing it.
[This issue has been reassigned to email@example.com as part of the Alfresco cloud migration project. The reporter of this issue was lukas.baxa]