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From garrett smith <>
Subject Re: Startup Bootstrap error message
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 20:13:43 GMT
You brought up a good point. I sometimes have a stupid error in web.xml and
this is not logged in the logfile. I would appreciate better logging mechanism
for tomcat-start-up. 

--- Michael Langan <> wrote:
> Hello.
> Apologies for bringing up perhaps the oldest error in the book but I'm
> a newbie at this and have searched everywhere for the solution and can
> get no satisfactory explanation. When starting up tomcat the following
> message is written to the catalina.out file;
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
> org/apache/catalina/startup
> /Bootstrap
> The version of tomcat I'm using is 4.1.12, running on a Linux RedHat
> 7.2 server. I'm just trying to start up a single instance and have set
> the CATALINA_HOME variable correctly. I have installed Java version
> j2sdk1.4.1_01 and have also set the JAVA_HOME variable correctly. Still
> no joy. Any ideas what to try next?
> Reply to me privately if you like to avoid cluttering up the list.
> Many thanks, Mike.
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