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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: tc4: catalina.home vs "catalina.install"
Date Sun, 25 Feb 2001 22:17:27 GMT
Endre StĂžlsvik wrote:

> Hi!
> It kind of seems to me that there is some "inconsistency" between the
> catalina.home and where you actually want tomcat4 to _run_.
> I have a bunch of "installations" for my gang of developers, and each
> developer have a complete env. to develop in.
> But how do I configure, "say to", catalina that "this is where you're
> installed, and thus where you can find your code and stuff", and "this is
> where you're supposed to run, this is your _home_"..

Right now, Tomcat 4.0 does not have a clear distinction between these
concepts -- the best way to deal with multiple developers would be to
multiple installations of Tomcat, each with their own "catalina.home".

> Now, when I start up tomcat4, it starts to configure a lot of webapps
> coming from the installation area's "webapps" folder, and tell me that
> work directories are not existing, cannot be created or whatever (the
> installation is made as root, I run it as me).
> Typical error line if I try to set catalina.home to where I want it to be
> run from:
> Directory /devel/endre/active/SERVER/tomcat4.0-home/common/lib does not exist
> --
> Mvh,
> Endre

Craig McClanahan

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