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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: War files don't work
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2003 17:52:39 GMT


>> 2003-07-23 11:09:30 StandardContext[/nsfs]: Resources start failed:
>> java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Document base
>> /var/tomcat4/webapps/nsfs does not exist or is not a
>> readable directory
>Well explain it to me! :)
>There is a "/var/tomcat4/webapps/nsfs.war" file.
>There should not be a "/var/tomcat4/webapps/nsfs" directory.

If you have unpackWARS="true" tomcat will try to explode your war into
the directory specified as the docBase, which is nsfs under webapps.  If
it can't create this directory or read/write into it, you get the above
error.  Check file permissions on webapps.

Yoav Shapira

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