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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Tomcat 5.5 and Logging - any plain english instructions anywhere?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:14:47 GMT
Hi all,

I am in the process of trying to build a Struts project from scratch, 
and from the browser perspective it doesn't work, giving the vague error 
"Servlet action is not available".

No worries, I look for catalina.out and/or the localhost_log*, or as a 
last resort the output of tomcat as shown in Eclipse for a backtrace 
that might yield a clue - and I get nothing.

So I look for the logging docs for Tomcat. Having read through it a few 
times, I have figured out that catalina.out and localhost_log* are gone, 
to be replaced with... what?

The docs at 
describe a complex logging infrastructure, with a myriad of options, 
levels, choices and structures which to me are completely incomprehensible.

All I need is the switch to "turn it on".

Does anyone have a document of some kind that explains how to coax 
logging out of tomcat 5.5? I don't care about the 1000 things I can do, 
but rather the 1 thing I should do to get the backtrace that might 
reveal what "Servlet action is not available" means. A Howto in other words.

Does anybody have such a document anywhere? I could find nothing in the FAQ.


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