--- a/run_tests
+++ b/run_tests
@@ -1,25 +1,9 @@
 #!/bin/bash
 
-function check_port() {
-    PORT=$1
-    echo 'quit' |telnet localhost $PORT >/dev/null 2>&1
-}
-
-if [ -z "$VIRTUAL_ENV" ]; then
-    source /var/local/env-allura/bin/activate
-fi
-
-# If this is sandbox and local SOLR isn't running, start it
 if [ -n "$SF_SYSTEM_FUNC" ]; then
-    if ! check_port 50065; then
-        SOLRCONFIG="/var/local/allura/solr_config"
-        SOLRLOG=/usr/local/solr/logs/console.log
-        echo "Starting SOLR, log is at $SOLRLOG"
-        pushd /usr/local/solr
-        /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_15/bin/java -Dsolr.solr.home="$SOLRCONFIG" -jar start.jar >$SOLRLOG 2>&1 &
-        popd
-        sleep 15
-    fi
+	if [ -z "$VIRTUAL_ENV" ]; then
+        source /var/local/env-allura/bin/activate
+	fi
 fi
 
 # main