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From Steve Delahunty <>
Subject Tomcat 5.0.28 fails to start
Date Sat, 06 Nov 2004 12:22:07 GMT
I recently downloaded a binary version of tomcat version 5.0.28. I
configured it and everything was running fine. Then, a few days ago,
when I try to start it (using bin/, I get the following
message in logs/catalina.out:

Due to new licensing guidelines mandated by the Apache Software
Foundation Board of Directors, a JMX implementation can no longer
be distributed with the Apache Tomcat binaries. As a result, you 
must download a JMX 1.2 implementation (such as the Sun Reference
Implementation) and copy the JAR containing the API and 
implementation of the JMX specification to: 

Tomcat exits after logging this message. I searched the web for
information regarding this issue and I did see someone else posting a
similar question, but there was no response. I downloaded and tried
running version 5.0.29, but the same thing is happening. I searched
through the archive, but I don't see any information regarding this

I have this sinking feeling that the answer is obvious, or the answer is
posted in place that I have not searched yet. Thanks in advance.
I'm running SUSE Linux 9.0 with an unmodified 2.4.21 kernel.

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