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From Richard Schilling <schill...@cognitiongroup.biz>
Subject Re: how to get help if no answer from this list?
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 00:22:00 GMT
It almost sounds like you need someone to sit at the computer you're 
installing Tomcat on and check things out.

Since that's not possible, you might try "starting from scratch":
1. write down the version of the JDK/JRE are you running.
2. make sure CLASSPATH is *not* set in the environment.
3. unpack Tomcat in a fresh directory
4. reboot
5. make sure that no applications are running on the server.
5. run Tomcat and note errors.

After you do that (if you haven't already), post your Tomcat error log, 
runtime log, and settings files so we can take a look at it.

Richard Schilling
Cognition Group, Inc.
Seattle, WA


Dr. Exner wrote:
> Thanks for this hint,
> 
> but it did not work. I copied the file into both directories but got the 
> same old error on startup.
> May be I did something wrong "from the beginning"? But there is not much 
> to configure with the self extracting exe file.
> 
> D. Exner
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hadraba Petr" <hadrabap@bluetone.cz>
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 11:28 AM
> Subject: Re: how to get help if no answer from this list?
> 
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> did you try to copy the `activation.jar' in the common/lib/ (or
>> common/endorsed/ if newer version then in JRE) directory? This path is
>> _always_ included in the CLASSPATH by the startup scripts...
>>
>> I have there JDBC drivers, xalan, xerces (in the common/endorsed-) and
>> it works fine.
>>
>> And the second benefit of this directories is platform independence...
>> Simply you copy tomcat directory to UNIX or other Windoze with no
>> Control Panel hacking or other problems...
>>
>> PETR
>>
>>
>> On 2/20/06, Richard Schilling <schilling@cognitiongroup.biz> wrote:
>>
>>> Dr. Exner:
>>>
>>> Don't dismay.  Sometimes it takes this listserve of volunteers time to
>>> answer questions.
>>>
>>> You didn't mention what platform you're using, but it appears to be
>>> Windows - by you mentioning the Windows control panel.
>>>
>>> /WEB-INF/server-config.wsdd was created, but you should check it for
>>> settings appropriate for your installation.  If it was there to begin
>>> with you might check the path your shortcut executes Tomcat in.
>>>
>>> As for the .jar files not being found, you might want to try setting the
>>> path that Tomcat starts in in the shortcut link.  There's a place to
>>> indicate what directory to run the program from.
>>>
>>> Richard Schilling
>>> Cognition Group, Inc.
>>> Seattle, WA
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Dr. Exner wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > for a course including a short introduction and demo on web services I
>>> > have to decide, whether to base it on java/tomcat/axis or on C#/.NET.
>>> > Because I'm using xerces-j already in this course (and for some other
>>> > reasons), I preffered the java solution. However, I hang with the test
>>> > installation and I got no answer to my question from this list. Is 
>>> > there
>>> > another chance for support with tomcat/axis or is C#/.NET the solution
>>> > to my aim?
>>> >
>>> > The question was:
>>> > --------------------------------
>>> > with both, the preconfigured version from
>>> > jakarta-tomcat-5.5.9-preconfigured.zip and the installation from
>>> > apache-tomcat-5.5.15.exe I get the following startup messages:
>>> >
>>> > - "Unable to find config file.  Creating new servlet engine config 
>>> > file:
>>> >   /WEB-INF/server-config.wsdd"
>>> > - "Unable to find required classes (javax.activation.DataHandler and
>>> >   javax.mail.internet.MimeMultipart). ..."
>>> >
>>> > However, the activation.jar (from jaf-1.0.2) is included in the
>>> > CLASSPATH (via Windows Control Panel) correctly and a test
>>> > application successfully uses the javax.activation.DataHandler class
>>> > from this archive.
>>> >
>>> > I wouldn't care for this but the main reason for using tomcat (at the
>>> > moment) is the axis-j toolset. While validating the axis 
>>> installation > with
>>> > the "happy axis" page I get the same error:
>>> >    "Error: could not find class javax.activation.DataHandler from file
>>> >    activation.jar
>>> >    Axis will not work."
>>> > ---------------------------------
>>> > For my understanding axis inherits the runtime environment from the
>>> > tomcat server.
>>> > Of course I experienced with the settings in the autoexec.bat file 
>>> from
>>> > the tomcat installation.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Kind Regards
>>> >                      D. Exner
>>> >
>>> >
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