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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: newbie
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:44:51 GMT

Very strange indeed ;)

What hardware issues did you run into?  What JDK are you using?

I suggest you start with a clean standalone tomcat install: keep apache
and mod_jk out of the picture for now, just get tomcat working fine by

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan McCullough []
>Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:21 PM
>Subject: newbie
>I cant seem to get started.  After tackling some hardware issues I have
>the pieces installed
>and everything setup according to several HOW-TOs.  I have mod_jk
>configured and install, apache
>configured and installed, tomcat was a binary so that is setup and
>1.4.2 is setup.
>I start tomcat and everything is fine.  or so I think.
>service tomcatd start
>Starting Tomcat: Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/local/tomcat
>Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/local/tomcat
>Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/tomcat/temp
>Using JAVA_HOME:       /usr/local/java/java
>wait about 20 seconds and start apache everything is okay.
>I then stop tomcat and get this
>service tomcatd stop
>Shutting down Tomcat: Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/local/tomcat
>Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/local/tomcat
>Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/tomcat/temp
>Using JAVA_HOME:       /usr/local/java/java
>Error occurred during initialization of VM
>what the heck is going on, I start tomcat again, and there is no
>running.  catalina.out
>just has Error occurred during initialization of VM
>java.lang.NullPointerException in it.
>help I'm lost .. I did everything according to the "book"
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