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From Peter Rossbach>
Subject Re: Configuring Separate Instances Using CATALINA_BASE
Date Thu, 05 May 2005 18:56:04 GMT
Hey Bill,

here my simple catalina.base installation description:

install jakarta-tomcat-5.5.x
mkdir node1
cd node1
mkdir bin conf temp logs webapps work
cd bin

# windows

edit startup.bat
set CATALINA_HOME=@catalina.home@
set CATALINA_OPTS=-server -Xms@jvm.minmemory@m -Xmx@jvm.maxmemory@m
"%CATALINA_HOME%\bin\catalina" run %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

edit shutdown.bat
set CATALINA_HOME=@catalina.home@
"%CATALINA_HOME%\bin\catalina" stop %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

# unix
export CATALINA_HOME=@catalina.home@
export CATALINA_PID=@catalina.basefullpath@/logs/
export CATALINA_OPTS=-server -Xms@jvm.minmemory@m -Xmx@jvm.maxmemory@m
exec $CATALINA_HOME/bin/ run "$@"

export CATALINA_HOME=@catalina.home@
export CATALINA_PID=@catalina.basefullpath@/logs/
exec $CATALINA_HOME/bin/ stop "$@"

# unix cd ../conf and use cp
cd ..\conf
copy @catalina.home@\conf/\server-minimal.xml server.xml
copy @catalina.home@\conf\web.xml
copy @catalina.home@\conf\tomcat-users.xml
# only tomat 5.5
copy @catalina.home@\conf\context.xml
# optional
copy @catalina.home@\conf\catalina.policy
copy @catalina.home@\conf\
mkdir Catalina\localhost
# install manager app that reference the app inside catalina.home
copy @catalina.home@\conf\Catalina\localhost\manager.xml

edit tomcat-users.xml
# add
  <role rolename="manager"/>
  <role rolename="admin"/>
  <user username="manager" password="tomcat" roles="manager,admin"/>

edit server.xml
# change ports or at your special server.xml config elements
cd ..\bin
# Tomcat works
# install you apps with copy to webapps or with manager app

# next instance....

I hope this help :-)

Bill Winspur schrieb:

> I'm experimenting with creating a separate Tiomcat instance from the 
> distribution, using
> $CATALINA_BASE, with the goal of setting up an instance that provides 
> the admin and
> manager apps distributed with Tomcat, plus my own applications. At 
> present progress is
> slow because I am unsure of how to provide the manager and admin apps 
> in my new
> instance.
> I started with O'Reilly's Tomcat book (very useful), which on p 56, 
> has a section 'Relocating
> the Web Applications Directory' . Unfortunately, the book does not 
> mention that the /shared
> directory is also located via $CATALINA_BASE, and does not discuss 
> relocating the admin
> and manager apps or why they occupy their own /server/webapps 
> directory, instead of just
> residing in /webapps).
> Various howto's on non-jakarta, mostly edu, sites have filled the 
> picture in somewhat, but I still
> do not know why the /server directory is used to hold the admin and 
> manager apps in the distribution.
> Also, the following from the tomcat documentation Introduction is very 
> misleading:
>    /Throughout the docs, you'll notice there are numerous references to
>    *$CATALINA_HOME*. This represents the root of your Tomcat
>    installation. When we say, "This information can be found in your
>    $CATALINA_HOME/README.txt file" we mean to look at the README.txt
>    file at the root of your Tomcat install./
>    /These are some of the key tomcat directories, all relative to
>        * /*/bin* - Startup, shutdown, and other scripts. The |*.sh|
>          files (for Unix systems) are functional duplicates of the
>          |*.bat| files (for Windows systems). Since the Win32
>          command-line lacks certain functionality, there are some
>          additional files in here./
>        * /*/conf* - Configuration files and related DTDs. The most
>          important file in here is server.xml. It is the main
>          configuration file for the container./
>        * /*/logs* - Log files are here by default./
>        * /*/webapps* - This is where your webapps go/.
> In fact, it seems that /conf /logs, and /webapps are actually resolved 
> by tomcat as relative to $CATALINA_BASE,
> which is set by tomcat to the value in CATALINA_HOME if it is not 
> explicitly specified when tomcat is launched.
> *Questions*
> ----------
>    * I have not been able to find a section of the documentation that
>      deals with setting up usage-specific instances by exploiting
>      $CATALINA_BASE. Can somebody direct me to the documentation if it
>      exists?
>    * Should admin and manager be copied and to and installed in a
>      special-purpose-instance's /webapps directory, or can they be
>      safely shared from the distribution by all instances that need them?
>    * What is the rationale for installing admin and manager under
>      /server in the distribution ?
>    * Is /server interpreted relative to $CATALINA_BASE or $CATALINA_HOME
> Thanks for your attention,
> Bill
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