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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Starting up a particular configuration
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2004 17:02:04 GMT

As always, if you have
corrections/additions/clarifications/modifications to the documentation,
I will be happy to review and commit them.  Send them at your leisure
(to the list so that others may comment, not to me directly).  Thanks,

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Guy Rouillier []
>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:47 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: RE: Starting up a particular configuration
>Shapira, Yoav wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> Use the -config {pathname} argument to specify a server.xml
>> file to use. And please be careful in your wording, as this quote:
>>> According to RUNNING.txt, "you can pass a
>>> "-Dcatalina.base=$CATALINA_BASE" argument when executing the startup
>>> command" to run a specified configuration.
>> is completely out of context or alternatively you completely
>> misunderstood it.  Setting CATALINA_BASE (different from
>> CATALINA_HOME) applies only to multiple instances sharing the
>> same base.
>Yoav, thanks for the reply.  I am indeed running two instances of
>from one installation directory.  I've created a subdirectory (called
>secure) under CATALINA_HOME and created the required directories (work,
>conf, temp) there.  To run the first instance, I just run startup.  To
>run the second instance, I tried this:
>startup -Dcatalina.base=C:\\tomcat-jakarta-5.0.16\secure
>and got the message I originally posted ("usage: java
>org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina [ -config {pathname} ] [ -debug ]
>-nonaming ] { start | stop }").  That's what I understand RUNNING.txt
>mean when it says "executing the startup command."  However, I very
>may be misunderstanding what it says, as I see in catalina.bat that it
>uses the following:
>-Djava.endorsed.dirs="%JAVA_ENDORSED_DIRS%" -classpath "%CLASSPATH%"
>-Dcatalina.base="%CATALINA_BASE%" -Dcatalina.home="%CATALINA_HOME%"
>So it looks like the -Dcatalina.base option is used by catalina.bat
>it invokes org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.  I think RUNNING.txt
>could be clearer on this, as the end user would never supply this
>if he/she is using the supplied startup scripts/batch files.
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