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From John Turner <>
Subject Re: configuration
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:09:43 GMT

Tomcat 5 is not ready for production.

Just ":dropping a servlet" into a directory is bad, because it uses the 


On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 20:00:11 -0700 (PDT), Free Bud <> 

> Hi,
> I've been using tomcat in production for servlets for a couple years.  I 
> got lost after 4.0.  I downloaded 5.0 milestone exe and installed.  Much 
> easier than before, even created the service without asking.
> 2 questions:
> - I usually copy/paste all the library .jar files into my jdk/lib and 
> choose not to overwrite (tools.jar).  Then I can compile servlets w/o 
> problem.
> J2SE .java files compile just fine with the classpath I have which does 
> contain the   ".;c:/jdk/lib" but the compiler can't find servlet classes.
> - I'd like to just drop a servlet into a directory, restart the service 
> and test servlets.  I drop them into one of the /class directories on 4.0 
> and this works.  5.0 and 4.1 have about a half dozen "class" directories 
> in different locations.  I've tried dropping the same servlet on 4.1 in 
> all of them but it still won't load.
> Are there any instructions to just get a simple servlet to run using a 
> browser address something like http://localhost:8080/servlet/SomeServlet?
> Please help!
> HD
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