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From Andrew McGhee <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 3.2.2 Install problems
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:12:49 GMT
Try the following in your /etc/profile file;
JAVA_HOME=/usr/java	# Where java is a symbolic link to /usr/jsdk1.3.1 -
and the JSDK, as opposed to JRE, is required to support the java compiler,
javac, which tomcat uses to compile jsp pages on the fly.

This should get you going.


-----Original Message-----
From: Howler D. Wolfe []
Sent: 15 June 2001 05:15
Subject: Tomcat 3.2.2 Install problems

Hello Everyone,

Sorry for reposting this...but I could really use some help.

  Before I begin, I would just like to say that I am a newbie when it comes
to the Apache webserver, Tomcat, Java, JSP and to some respects Linux.

I am trying to get a good clean grasp as to what I have to have installed
and working in order to use JSP and Servlets.

I am running Mandrake 8.0, Apache-AdvancedExtranetServer/1.3.19
mod_ssl/2.8.2 OpenSSL/0.9.6 PHP/4.0.4pl1.

I downloaded...

Tomcat 3.2.2
Java servlet (was in the same directory where I downloaded Tomcat from, I
assumed I needed it as well.)
JRE (Can't quite get it to run with Mozilla)

It was my understanding that the JavaSDK needed to be installed as well. So
I downloaded it and installed it. I set it up so that all users could
execute Java. I modified my path in /etc/profile so all users have access.
However, when I log in as root, the path to the Java directory is not there.
What have I missed?

Also, I have installed Tomcat 3.2.2 and when I try to start it, it fails
because I try to start it as root and since the Java dir is not in the path
it cannot start. How can I fix this?

Is there a good HOW-TO out there that I somehow missed?

Thanks in advance.

John Brosan
JSP programmer in Training.

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