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From "Lincoln" <>
Subject Re: Installation for Dummies
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2004 02:06:16 GMT
I have been trying to do the same thing for 3 days now and had a
breakthrough about 1hr ago.

All I did was download the Cocoon2.1.3 - unzipped it  - and followed the top
4 steps in  the "install.txt" file. Which are:

1) Set your JAVA_HOME environment

You have to set your JAVA_HOME environment to point to the root directory of

the Java Virtual Machine (JDK 1.3.x or later) installed on your machine.

To do this simply type:

[unix] JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java/

[win32] SET JAVA_HOME=c:\path\to\java

your mileage may vary depending on your shell, but you know how to setup

environments, right?

2) Build Cocoon by typing "build" or "./"

3) Run Cocoon by typing "cocoon servlet" or "./ servlet"

4) Open http://localhost:8888/ with your browser


The install took about 19 mins.
To my surprise, I did not need Tomcat as the Cocoon install also installed
the Jetty servlet container.

NOTE: I am using JDK1.4.

I did not come across any info about Cocoon 2.1.3 being buddled with Jetty,
it maybe there somewhere but I never thought to look. Begginers really get a
tough time and often give up. Does anyone know where this is documented, or
have plans to document.


Lincoln Mitchell
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roman Dietrich" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 7:15 AM
Subject: Installation for Dummies

> Hi,
> I'm a bit stuck with the installation of Cocoon. I've tried
> for more than 20 times with various versions of
> "tomcat", "java-versions" and "cocoon(2.0/2.1)".
> => I have given up a bit.
> Now I would just like to know if it is possible, to make
> a really big tar-file with an actual version of cocoon and
> a tomcat (if it is possible, even with a sun-java-version)
> and put it on the cocoon-site so all the dummies like me
> who get totally stuck can just download and unzip ...
> and that's it.
> I've Once Upon A Time managed to magically install
> a version of it that runs smoothly but moving the
> developed application to the destined server seems
> not possible.
> PS: It has become just a bit tricky with all the
> different versions of components to get a working
> combination together. Ok - not trivial after all.
> Greetings from a desperate german student who has
> obviously problems with the english language,
>        Roman Dietrich
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