Installing patches on the Liferay DXP 7.0 WAR

Because of your app server choice, you may not be able to patch the Liferay DXP instance that’s installed, because the files aren’t available on the file system. Instead, you must patch the Liferay DXP WAR file and then re-deploy it. This tutorial shows you how to do that.


Download the necessary artifacts from the Customer Portal:

  • Liferay DXP WAR (liferay-dxp-digital-enterprise-[version].war)
  • OSGi dependencies (liferay-dxp-digital-enterprise-dependencies-[version].zip)
  • Additional dependencies (liferay-dxp-digital-enterprise-osgi-[version].zip)
  • Latest Patching Tool

How to Install a Fix Pack on the Liferay DXP WAR

  1. Create a folder and unzip the dependency artifacts and the Patching Tool into it. Content of this folder should look like this:

    Figure 1: Use a simple folder structure for patching.

    Figure 1: Use a simple folder structure for patching.

  2. Create the default profile configuration file in the Patching Tool’s home folder: liferay-de-home/patching-tool/ The contents should look like this:


    If you have different OSGi folder structure, you can specify them as described in the documentation Patching Tool Advanced Configuration:

  3. Download the patch (fix pack or hotfix) that you’d like to install and place it to the Patching Tool’s patches folder without unzipping it.

  4. Now the Patching Tool info command shows the following output:

    /liferay-de-home/patching-tool>patching-tool.bat info
    Loading product and patch information...
    Product information:
      * installation type: binary
      * build number: 7010
      * service pack version:
        - available SP version: Not available
        - installable SP version: 1
      * patching-tool version: 2.0.5
      * time: 2016-12-05 13:29Z
      * plugins: no plugins detected
    Currently installed patches: -
    Available patches: de-8-7010
    Detailed patch list:
      [ I] de-8-7010 :: Currently not installed; Will be installed.
  5. Install the downloaded patch.

    /liferay-de-home/patching-tool> install
    One patch is ready to be installed. Applying de-8...
    Cleaning up: [1%..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..60%..70%..80%..90%..100%]
    Installing patches: [1%..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..60%..70%..80%..90%...100%]
    The installation was successful. One patch is installed on the system.

Great! You have successfully patched the artifacts, and they are ready to be deployed on any supported Application Server.

Patching Tool Advanced Configuration

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