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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: 503 Error Servlet is currently unavailable
Date Sat, 27 Jan 2007 02:21:42 GMT

"Christopher Schultz" <> wrote in message
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> Kristen,
> wrote:
>> I am developing a GWT application for Tomcat 4.0.5. I'm getting a 503 
>> error:
> Ouch! If you really are "developing" -- i.e. starting from scratch --
> then you should really use a more up-to-date Tomcat. Even /I'm/ not
> using a Tomcat that old, and I think I'm the user of the oldest TC
> install on the list (4.1.31).

Nope, I've still got a 3.3.2 install sitting around.  None of that 
new-fangled technology for me :).

But if you are *starting* a project, then you should probably use a 5.5 TC 
and at least think about using TC 6.0.

>> The requested service (Servlet com.sms.web.server.CompanyListImpl
>> is currently unavailable) is not currently available.
> Your webapp probably did not start.
>> The only
>> information I have been able to find so far is that there should be more
>> information in one of the logs, but I can't find any additional 
>> information in
>> any of the logs I've found.
> Yup, more info should have appeared in one or more log files. Are you on
> MS Windows or UNIX? Take a look in your TOMCAT_HOME/logs directory and
> basically look at everything. If an app fails to start up, you usually
> get a message in appname_log_[date].txt, localhost_log_[date].txt, or
> catalina.out, which should be found in that directory.
> If you don't see those files, or if you don't see anything in them, it's
> possible that logging has been disabled somehow. Try adding 'debug="99"'
> to your <Engine>, <Host>, and <Context> elements in your server.xml
> Then, start TC again and see what it dumps out.
> - -chris
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