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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-tomcat-5 RUNNING.txt build.xml
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2002 21:00:18 GMT
patrickl    2002/08/01 14:00:18

  Modified:    .        build.xml
  Added:       .        RUNNING.txt
  Added initial startup and shutdown instructions. Still need to enumerate the various "-Dname=value"
arguments that can be used with the Launcher-based scripts. However, I have included the "-Dcatalina.base=..."
argument in the instructions.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.16      +5 -0      jakarta-tomcat-5/build.xml
  Index: build.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-tomcat-5/build.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.15
  retrieving revision 1.16
  diff -u -r1.15 -r1.16
  --- build.xml	1 Aug 2002 14:30:36 -0000	1.15
  +++ build.xml	1 Aug 2002 21:00:18 -0000	1.16
  @@ -86,6 +86,11 @@
         <property name="catalina.home" value="${}"/>
  +    <!-- Correct permissions and line endings on "bin" scripts -->
  +    <fixcrlf srcdir="${}/bin"   includes="*.sh"  eol="lf"/>
  +    <fixcrlf srcdir="${}/bin"   includes="*.bat" eol="crlf"/>
  +    <chmod      dir="${}/bin"   includes="*.sh"  perm="+x"/>
  1.1                  jakarta-tomcat-5/RUNNING.txt
  Index: RUNNING.txt
  $Id: RUNNING.txt,v 1.1 2002/08/01 21:00:18 patrickl Exp $
                   Running The Tomcat 5 Servlet/JSP Container
  This subproject contains Tomcat 5, a server that implements the Servlet 2.4
  and JSP 2.0 specifications from the Java Community Process
  (  In order to install and run this container, you must do
  the following:
  (0) Download and Install a Java Development Kit
  * Download a Java Development Kit (JDK) release (version 1.2 or later) from:
  * Install the JDK according to the instructions included with the release.
  * Set an environment variable JAVA_HOME to the pathname of the directory
    into which you installed the JDK release.
  (1) Download and Install the Tomcat 5 Binary Distribution
  NOTE:  As an alternative to downloading a binary distribution, you can create
  your own from the Tomcat source repository, as described in "BUILDING.txt".
  If you do this, the value to use for "${catalina.home}" will be the "dist"
  subdirectory of your source distribution.
  * Download a binary distribution of Tomcat from:
    On a Windows platform, you will need:
    On a Unix platform, you will need:
  * Unpack the binary distribution into a convenient location so that the
    distribution resides in its own directory (conventionally named
    "jakarta-tomcat-5").  For the purposes of the remainder of this document,
    the symbolic name "<CATALINA_HOME>" is used to refer to the full
    pathname of the release directory.
  (2) Start Up Tomcat 5
  Tomcat 5 can be started by executing the following commands:
        <CATALINA_HOME>\bin\startup.bat          (Windows)
        <CATALINA_HOME>/bin/           (Unix)
  After startup, the default web applications included with Tomcat 5 will be
  available by browsing:
  Further information about configuring and running Tomcat 5 can be found in
  the documentation included here, as well as on the Tomcat web site:
  (3) Shut Down Tomcat 5
  Tomcat 5 can be shut down by executing the following command:
        <CATALINA_HOME>\bin\shutdown            (Windows)
        <CATALINA_HOME>/bin/         (Unix)
  (4) Advanced Configuration - Multiple Tomcat 5 Instances
  In many circumstances, it is desirable to have a single copy of a Tomcat 5
  binary distribution shared among multiple users on the same server.  To make
  this possible, you must pass a "-Dcatalina.base=<CATALINA_BASE>" argument when
  executing the to the startup command (see (2)). In this
  "-Dcatalina.base=<CATALINA_BASE>" argument, replace <CATALINA_BASE> with the
  directory that contains the files unique to your Tomcat 5 instance.
  When you use this "-Dcatalina.base=<CATALINA_BASE>" argument, Tomcat 5 will
  calculate all relative references for files in the following directories based
  on the value of <CATALINA_BASE> instead of <CATALINA_HOME>:
  * conf - Server configuration files (including server.xml)
  * logs - Log and output files
  * webapps - Automatically loaded web applications
  * work - Temporary working directories for web applications
  * temp - Directory used by the JVM for temporary files (
  If you do not pass the "-Dcatalina.base=<CATALINA_BASE>" argument to the startup command,
<CATALINA_BASE> will default to the same value as <CATALINA_HOME> (which means
that the same directory is used for all relative path resolutions).
  The administration and manager web applications, which are defined in the
  <CATALINA_BASE>/webapps/admin.xml and <CATALINA_BASE>/webapps/manager.xml will
  not run in that configuration, unless either:
  - The path specified in the docBase attribute of the Context element is made 
    absolute, and replaced respectively by <CATALINA_HOME>/server/webapps/admin 
    and <CATALINA_HOME>/server/webapps/manager
  - Copying and linking both web applications in <CATALINA_BASE>, and modify 
    accordingly the path specified in the docBase attribute of the Context 
  - Disabling both web applications by removing <CATALINA_BASE>/webapps/admin.xml
    and <CATALINA_BASE>/webapps/manager.xml
  (5) Troubleshooting:
  There are only really 3 things that can go wrong during the stand-alone
  Tomcat 5 install:
  1) The most common hiccup is when another web server (or any process for that
     matter) has laid claim to port 8080.  This is the default HTTP port that
     Tomcat attempts to bind to at startup.  To change this, open the file:
     and search for '8080'.  Change it to a port that isn't in use, and is
     greater than 1024, as ports less than or equal to 1024 require superuser
     access to bind to.
     Restart Tomcat and you're in business.  Be sure that you replace the "8080"
     in the URL you're using to access Tomcat.  For example, if you change the
     port to 1977, you would request the URL http://localhost:1977/.
  2) An "out of environment space" error when running the batch files in
     Windows 95, 98, or ME operating systems.
     Right-click on the STARTUP.BAT and SHUTDOWN.BAT files.  Click on
     "Properties" then on the "Memory" tab.  For the "Initial environment" field,
     enter in something like 4096.
     After you click apply, Windows will create shortcuts in the directory with
     which you can use to start and stop the container.
  3) The 'localhost' machine isn't found.  This could happen if you're behind a
     proxy.  If that's the case, make sure the proxy configuration for your
     browser knows that you shouldn't be going through the proxy to access the
     "localhost" machine.
     In Netscape, this is under Edit/Preferences -> Advanced/Proxies, and in
     Internet Explorer, Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.

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