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From "Arend P. van der Veen" <>
Subject Tomcat on FreeBSD
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:00:41 GMT

I have installed Tomcat 5.5.23_1 on FreeBSD 6.2.  I have used Servlets a 
lot in the past but have not used ant.  I am now trying to get this 
development environment to work.  Following the basic portinstall of 
Tomcat on FreeBSD I did the following:

1.  sudo cp /usr/local/tomcat5.5/server/lib/catalina-ant.jar 

2.  Made a sample project

3.  set manager url in build.xml
<property name="manager.url"   value="http://localhost:8180/manager"/>

4.  Chnage permissions in tomcat

cd /usr/local/tomcat5.5]
sudo chown -R www webapps

Once this was done I was able to compile the project and install it using:

ant install

I did notice that it created a new directory in webapps with the new 
application.  So far so good.  If I try to install it again I get an 
error stating that it is already installed.  Again, so far so good.

The problem that I have is if I make changes to the project and reload 
the application using

ant reload

I get the following output:
    [reload] OK - Reloaded application at context path /hello

This looks ok.  However, when I run it, the changes to the project do 
not show up.  If I look into the directory under webapps, the changes 
have not been moved over.  I have to manually copy the contents from my 
build to webapps under tomcat.

What I am doing wrong.  I am sure that it is someting simple but do not 
seem to figure it out.


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