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From Giorgio Franceschetti <>
Subject Re: Tomcat won't start
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2003 16:42:01 GMT
I have had a similar problema, but on win XP. The problem was due to the 
fact that I had set the JAVA_HOME and the CATALINA_HOME as session 
variable and not like system ones.
Don't know if this is the case, but....
Good luck!

Nathan Mcminn wrote:

>The problem posted below appears to be caused by Tomcat not being able
>to find catalina.jar.  This file should be (and is) located in
>catalina_home/server/lib.  Anybody know why Tomcat would have problems
>finding it?
>>One of our servers running Tomcat as started experiencing an 
>>odd problem.  Tomcat will not start, it is complaining about 
>>not being able to find some classes.  The problem started 
>>shortly after applying some updates using YAST.  The 
>>exception it throws is shown below.  We are running Tomcat 
>>4.1.24 on JDK 1.4.1-b21 on SUSE 8.  We have another server 
>>with a very similar config that works perfectly (only 
>>difference is the distribution it runs on, RH vs SUSE)  I 
>>have checked CATALINA_HOME and JAVA_HOME and they both point 
>>to the correct locations.  I modified to display 
>>the CLASSPATH it uses when starting catalina and included it 
>>as well.  There are a couple references to this problem in 
>>the mailing list archives, but it was never answered.
>>Any ideas?
>>ERROR reading /opt/jakarta/conf/server.xml
>>At Line 5 /Server/Listener/ 
>>className=org.apache.catalina.mbeans.ServerLifecycleListener debug=0
>>Catalina.start: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: 
>>Nathan McMinn
>>Application Developer
>>NequalsOne - HealthCare marketing tools 
>> > 
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