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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Vista woes....
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 12:46:48 GMT
Sometimes the environment is so mucked I start tomcat
$CATALINA_HOME/bin/java -jar bootstrap.jar
I agree with chuck that spurious jars in your CLASSPATH will obfuscate your 
I find its helpful to understand when your jars get loaded (more 
specifically by which CLASSPATH)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 11:52 PM
Subject: RE: Vista woes....

> From: news [] On Behalf Of maya
> Subject: Vista woes....
> for Tomcat I have set CLASSPATH thus:
> set
> CLASSPATH=.;apache-tomcat-5.5.23\common\lib\servlet-api.jar;ap
> ache-tomcat-5.5.23\common\lib\jsp-api.jar

Get rid of the CLASSPATH - it need not and should not be set for running
Tomcat.  What you have above will certainly cause problems, since
critical jars are now visible to multiple classloaders.

If you have APR installed (bin\tcnative-1.dll), remove it for initial

Are you trying to run Tomcat as a service or via bin\startup.bat?  (If
you have no startup.bat, get the .zip download and install that instead
of the .exe version.)  Debug with the scripts first, before attempting
to run Tomcat as a service.  When run from the script, what do the
command prompt windows show?  What's in Tomcat's logs directory?

 - Chuck

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