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From "Donald Lee" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat RPM's
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2002 01:48:53 GMT
Great, I am glad that there are RPMs for tomcat, It just looks like all
available documentation is for a manual unpacking of the binaries.  I may
need to remove what I have done and re-install from scratch but right now it
appears to be working good.  If you have any documentation that is geared
for the RPM distribution I would appreciate a copy.

-----Original Message-----
From: cj [mailto:cj]On Behalf Of Cynthia Jeness
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 8:32 PM
To: Tomcat Users List;
Subject: Re: TomCat RPM's


The rpm builds two files in /usr/bin -- tomcat4 and tomcatd.  To start
stop Tomcat, just use tomcat4 start or tomcat4 stop.  One other issue
the RPM is that it su's to the tomcat4 user, but the var/tomcat4
is owned by root.  The tomcat4 user needs at least write access to the
directory.  Finally, the default port is 8180 and not 8080 with the rpm.

Other than that, the rpm worked fine.

Based on my experience, I put together my own documentation -- some of
is specific to our AJUG (Atlanta Java User Group) site.  If you are
interested, check out:

Cindy Jeness

Donald Lee wrote:

> I went to

> downloaded tomcat4-4.0.1-1.noarch.rpm
> installed using rpm -iv tomcat4-4.0.1-1.noarch.rpm
> everything appeared to be going ok until I came to the part in the doc

> file I found called running.txt
> "execute shell command:
> That didn't work.
> It turns out my Tomcat installation went to
> /var/tomcat4
> which is where I set $CATALINA_HOME to.
> I looked in the $CATALINA_HOME/bin directory and to my surprise, there

> was no, only a bootstrap.jar.  I searched my whole system
> for a and could not find one, so I decided that something
> was dreadfully wrong, and went back to the tomcat site.
> I went into
> this time and downloaded
> I unpacked it and it created it's own directory of
> jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1.  I basically cut and pasted the contents of that

> directory into my /var/tomcat4 directory and over wrote all
> directories and files.  I then ran $CATALINA_HOME/bin/ and
> tested my installation with http://localhost:8080 and all appears to
> be well.I have a question, when I installed the rpm it created a
> directory etc/tomcat4/conf/tomcat4.conf.  As this was not part of my
> list of installation procedures, can I assume that this directory/file

> is not needed?  I was wondering if I could safely delete this
> directory or is something left out of the running.txt file?
> Can anybody tell me what the purpose of the rpms are if they do not
> properly install tomcat?
> Thanks, and God Bless and have a happy new year!
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