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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Can't load server.xml message
Date Sun, 02 Jan 2005 01:50:31 GMT
Sean Schofield wrote:
> I am an experienced Tomcat user who is all of a sudden having trouble
> running Tomcat on my home machine.  I am running Tomcat 5.0.28 and I
> get a Null Pointer when trying to start Tomcat.
> I have JAVA_HOME and CATALINA_HOME configured.
> The very first line in the output says "Can't load server.xml"
> (actually the second line says the same thing as well.)  I tried
> chaning to the minimal server.xml as well but no luck.
> The stack trace seems to indicate a NullPointer exception at
> Catalina.await line 619.  I have tried looking this up on the mailing
> lists, but incredibly, nobody seems to have experienced this problem!
> Anyways, any insight that could be provided would be greatly
> appreciated.  I've never had this problem before ...

I had this problem once when I inadvertently moved server.xml from 
/conf.  I think the error message means what it says -- it cant't read 
the file.  Are you sure it is in the right place and the user running tc 
has permission to read the file?

> TIA,
> sean
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