The first problem was that alfresco couldn't connect to the database to create its tables. Make sure you have
on /etc/hosts .
Next, enconding problems. This will do the trick:
(or better, at installation time).
After that alfresco was installed, but tomcat won't start the app. There are several errors, let's try one by one.
err: .convert.bin: no decode delegate for this image format `/opt/alfresco-3.4.a/tomcat/temp/Alfresco/ImageMagickContentTransformerWorker_init_source_5420882157064229722.gif' @ constitute.c/ReadImage/526.
.convert.bin: missing an image filename `/opt/alfr...
I haven't resolved this yet (tried setting img.exe=/usr/bin/convert on alfresco-global.properties, but it triggers another error).
Also had to write
to recover the lucen indexes.
Finally, in /etc/my.cnf
sort_buffer_size = 20M
(originally it was 8M)
let's see if this is enough memory.