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From "Tim Lucia" <>
Subject RE: Can't seem to get logging to work in Tomcat 5.5.9
Date Fri, 25 May 2007 22:59:45 GMT
Your configuration file is valid.  Does the user Tomcat runs as have write
permission along the output path?  You could try using /tmp as a test.  If
it is not permissions, then it could be a classpath issue, but your notes
lead me to believe that not to be the case (i.e., you put them where they
should be.

You may (I'm fuzzy on this) have to rename the tomcat-juli.jar file, or
otherwise change the startup script(s) so that it doesn't use the juli


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Tanner []
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 6:36 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Can't seem to get logging to work in Tomcat 5.5.9
> Hi,
> I was originally planning to move to Tomcat 6 but backed off for a
> number of reasons.  Now I have Tomcat 5.5.9 installed an working, except
> for logging (and one other problem that I might be able to resolve on my
> own if only I could get logging to work).
> I have never configured Tomcat to log using log4j (Tomcat 4.x's built-in
> was sufficient).  Following the instructions on the website
> (,  I creating a
> file and placed it in common/classes -- the only change
> I made on the example on the webpage was to replace a variable with an
> absolute path:
> log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, R
> log4j.appender.R=org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender
> log4j.appender.R.File=/var/apache/jakarta-tomcat-5.5.9/logs/tomcat.log
> log4j.appender.R.MaxFileSize=10MB
> log4j.appender.R.MaxBackupIndex=10
> log4j.appender.R.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
> log4j.appender.R.layout.ConversionPattern=%p %t %c - %m%n
> I then put log4j-1.2.7.jar and commons-logging-1.1.jar jarfiles in
> common/lib and started Tomcat. The instructions don't say anything about
> doing anything else and I've not done very much with log4j other than
> use it to enable syslog logging in various applications, but it's not
> working.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Rob
> --
> Rob Tanner
> UNIX Services Manager
> Linfield College, McMinnville OR

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