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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject Re: Really dumb question -- how do I set up Tomcat 5 to run as a service on NT?
Date Sat, 03 Jan 2004 08:55:53 GMT

"Jacob Kjome" <hoju@visi.com> wrote in message
news:5.2.1.1.0.20040103012746.02b8d528@shell.visi.com...
> Hi Bill,
>
> Couple suggestions and a question...
>
> First, the service.bat script should really be setting -Djava.io.tmpdir,
> just as the catalina.bat script does.  Additionally, unless you provide
> %JAVA_HOME%\lib\tools.jar to the --ImagePath, JSP compilation will fail,
> although you might be fooled in cases where JSP's were pre-compiled and
> mapped as servlets.  Try out a plain-jane non-precompiled JSP.  Probably
> also dump the contents of the work directory just to be sure.
>

Noted.  I'll see what the other developers opinions on this are before
changing anything (since 'service.bat' does pretty much what the installer
does).  But you make a good case :)

> Now for the question.  How does one tell the service to use the -server
> VM?  I've tried setting -server as one of the --JavaOptions, but that
> causes the server not to start.  I've also tried doing...
> --Java "%JAVA_HOME%\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll".  That seems to work, but then
> logging (at least to stdout.log) no longer works.
>

Yup, that is a 'feature' in the current version.  I think that the next
major version of procrun will have a fix for this.

> I assume that "--Java java" is just going to start up the default client
> VM, correct?  There's got to be a way to use the -server switch and not
> interfere with the service starting or logging to stdout stopping,
> otherwise this should be considered a bug in the procrun daemon.
>

In the current CVS-HEAD (which should appear with 5.0.19), you should be
able to specify this with --JavaOptions.

> Jake
>
> At 07:01 PM 1/2/2004 -0800, you wrote:
> >The instructions to do it manually are at
> >http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/daemon/procrun.html.  There is also a
new
> >'service.bat' file in the CVS
>
>http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-tomcat-catalina/catalina/src/bin/
service.bat,
> >that simplifies the process of manually installing Tomcat as a service.
> >
> >"Chang, Betty" <bchang@datasweep.com> wrote in message
> >news:D0E6FE5581932248B4E0B496322D10771C3F6C@dsxchange.datasweep.com...
> >Hi -
> >
> >
> >
> >I've looked through the docs,  and it says the following:
> >
> >"Tomcat will be installed as a Windows NT/2k/XP service no matter what
> >setting is selected."
> >
> >
> >
> >However,  I  never ran an installation program - I just unzipped a file.
> >What do I run to install Tomcat 5 as a service?  I don't see an install
> >program.
> >
> >
> >
> >Please forgive if this was a really dumb question.  I did try to scour
> >through the docs --  but a lot of the stuff is on the older versions of
> >Tomcat.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >Betty
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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